October 7, 2005
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Mixed doubles assisted pull-ups, 100 reps each: Annie and Greg 4:50, Nicole and Chris 7:30. [video]
Roger Harrell, forward roll, from Forward Roll, CrossFit Journal, October 2005.
Posted by lauren at October 7, 2005 8:13 PM
Just when i thought my hands would get a chance to heel after the deadlifts and vitual shovelling
It's pretty interesting to see the different styles of kip that they all use. More of a swing for the pair on the left compared to the "frog man" for the ones of the right.
Doesn't the kip make it easier? I have been going all the way down and then up, and much slower. It will probably take me 15 min. to 100.
Just 100? Not in an L or anything? Man, coach is gettin' soft. (watch as it changes in the night to 100 L-Muscleups with a twist)
Wow. Really impressive video. This will likely take me all damn day.
Awesome video!!!!! Inspiring and encouraging example!!!
I love the video assists where possible on the WOD's Main Page. Very entertaining /motivating.
I want to be Annie when I grow up.
I am grown up and I still want to be Annie or Nicole.
Finally an exercise I haven't done in awhile? Ya right!
Take it back, Kalen. Or we'll ALL be sorry.
(Don't ask me how I know)
That video ROCKS!
It was a joke, please forgive my hubris...
Although isn't a little part of you curious to see just what the punishment from on high would be? ;-)
But isn't good to see that the pull-ups get lower and lower as you go along even for the really fit and strong buggers, and even with all the kipping! Makes normal-at-best people like me feel better when the last couple of reps in the last few sets are more nostril- or eyebrow-ups than chin-ups.
Am I hallucinating? does that say 100?
Just took a look at the video...wow 4:50 and 7:30....
Workout as follows
2 mile run at moderate intensity 15:10.
100 PU 5:40. Bdw. 80 kilos.
Team Ruthless Crossfit Va.
100 Pull Ups with 20 lb. vest--7:02
kept going to finish up "Angie"-100 push ups,100 sit ups,100 squats (with the vest)
total time for "Angie" w/ vest--18:02
The pain! My hands hurt so badly after 10 pulls that I put on gloves and the next 5 pulls were still painful, so, I decided to try jumping pullups. Surprisingly, the jumpers did not hurt the hands so the remaining 85 pullups were jumpers. 7:56. Also did 50 pushups with JeffT's Angie thought in mind, but did not have enough time this morning.
"Steve..." I said to myself, "Steve-o, my boy...you're already doing 100 pullups. Why not just go ahead and do Murph?"
Remind me to slap myself silly.
45:47 for Murph. Pullup split was 7:42.
Total time: 9:08
The first quarter started off alright (15, 10) then things went downhill quickly to mostly 4s for the rest. Not unhappy, but not prowd either.
6;32 on an over the door Groperz rock board
Okay so what actually works the body harder? Kipping or just doing a straight 100 pushups, is this one of those things dependent upon what it is that you are trying to work?
8:33 for 100 with no kipping. Doing the pullups on a ledge so no thumbs, sadly not as wide as they should be. But then one works with what one has.
7:11 (PR by about 40 sec)
first 65 were in 4:04 had to take a 20 min break before I did the rest. Total time in 5:40
when pullups are mentioned are they always kipping pullups or just your own choice, when comparing times it would be fun to know
imo 200+ kipping pullups are easier then 100 regular
5:51 (four second PR from three days ago when I did the same thing)
33.08 for 100 p/ups
The only way is up!
Sets of ten with about a three second break for the first 60. Those flew by. The rest were in 5's, 3's and finally 2's as I tried to beat the clock. I wonder if better set/rest management would have improved the total.
Situps and heavy bag work to wrap up.
It's pretty interesting to see how different a pull-up looks on Annie, Greg, Nicole and Chris. All great athletes, but each has a very specific form that is unique to their physiques and strengths. Makes me wonder how much of a spaz I look like by comparison when I'm pulling.
Does anyone know whether we should try to "manage" the set or should we go all out? If I do 10 sets of ten I will get done quicker and it won't hurt as much if do 25, 15, 10, 10, 8, 5, 3, 3, well, you get the point.
I'm no Crossfit veteren, but I think one of the goals of the timed workouts is to maximize your power output through personal management of reps/sets/rest. I've certainly killed my workout results by hitting the first set too hard. Today I probably would have benefitted from more reps on early sets with more rest between sets. I only took a few seconds between sets of ten for the first 60, and it (I think) lengthened my time on the last 40.
9:48...I'm pretty sure this is a pr for me.
Aaron, I'd say it's dependent on what aspect of your development you're looking to work. IMO, "managing" the workout will give you a faster time and perhaps a better "cardio" slant to the workout (you'll likely take less rest). However, "selling out" and going for max reps in each set is, I think, the best way to improve your ability to do high-rep sets. It's a question in my mind of short term success/benefit (faster time) vs. long-term gain (improving your ability to crank high-rep sets).
If you're always doing sets of 10, it's going to be pretty difficult to build to sets of 25+ (IMO).
YMMV, but I'd suggesting alternating the methods. Perhaps this time you "manage" it, then next time "sell out". BTW, this question has been visited often in the message board, you might want to do some searching back there.
David: 16:44 . . . not sure what it was the last time but I remember when I first started 6 months ago 100 PU's would take me 40 minutes.
Leanne: 12:04 w/assist.
That was harder than I thought it would be. That was my first time just doing 100 no L pull-ups for time.
100 pullups 17:40
10 kipping in sets of 5
15 with an inner tube assist in sets of 5
75 jumping negatives in sets of 10 and 1 set of 5.
I'm terrible at pullups. I was ready to give up at 50 but I pushed through.
HOOAH. Very encouraging video!
There is a pukie picture every 24th frame of it.
I got sick by watching it.
Alternated between chins and pulls w/ lotto kip
12:45 without cheating...err...kipping (semi supinated grip)
100 pullups =10.37.11
I did this is a circuit :
chin pullups on bar
10 reps for everyone last set of ring pullups was jumping. Tree branch pullups 4 times
Talissa and Thayer: Had to make up wod cause could not do Pullups due to "torn to shit" hands.
25 of HSPU, Overhead squats, Bench (67lb for Talissa and 56lb for Thayer), pushups, dips, good mornings (45lb bar), back extentions, situps (extra at end) and box jumps for Talissa and Lunges for Thayer
Can I ask what is inner tube assist?
I didn't run a stopwatch today. I did however learn to kip properly. I'd watched guys kip before but never really figured it out. Watching today's video, I was able to figure out the kip by watching the girls knock out kipping pull ups. Given that the ladies exaggerated their kips more than the guys, it finally clicked in my head what I was doing wrong when I tried to do it. I did twice as many unassisted pull ups as I have ever done before (50+, broken into sets of 5-10). So now I get to tell everyone that chicks finally showed me how to do pull ups! You ladies rock!
Shaun D. The inner tube assist is to loop a bicycle inner tube over my pullup bar. Then I put my foot in the dangling end. It stretches down and provides a slight assist when doing pullups sorta like a jump stretch band.
I believe the innertube assist is when you're floating down a river, like the Salt River in Phoenix, or the Guadalupe in Texas, and your cooler has run out of ice.
Someone in another innertube floats by and "assists" you by lending you some ice.
Seriously, it's using an innertube, or a large rubber band, to lighten the load on your pull ups.
Loop band around bar; stick feet in other looped end of band; do more pull ups.
I like the first assist way better.
Brian is obviously quicker than I.
but then who isn't?
wu=run 1 mile 7:47 (PR)
100 PU, kipping, 23, then 5,6,7's=8:58
100 SU 50 janda, 50 anchored hardcore=8:06 (54 rest before start)
42:21 total wo
12:19...was shooting for 15...perhaps my demons are beginning to stay quietly in my memories...
Though it wasn't my question, your note about short vs. long term gains is helpful. Thanks. I'm going to look up those message posts.
10xpull-ups (used mixed grips)
10x55pd dumbell push presses
100 pull ups = 7:35
Finished with a completion of angie and a 1 mile run.
Total time for Angie with pull ups =18:50
Total time with 1 mile run (7 mins)= 25:50 for entire WOD.
Thanks to JeffT's time and effort for the inspiration to keep going on this one.
9:12. 24 the first set, 9 the next, then 8s,7s, 6s, 5s and a 3!!!
Is it odd that I, too, want to be Annie or Nicole when I grow up? :)
Forgot to start my stopwatch, so I have no idea how long it was, but somewhere between 12-14 minutes for 51 incline pull ups on my homemade rings.
17:25 100 pullups!
finished with 3 sets of ring dips.
10 reps every 30 sec through 60 reps, then sets of 10 as I could get them.
The surf's up in San Diego today. Woo Haa!!
16:10 as RX'd. Absolutely no assist. This is a major milestone for me, even though my time was slow compared to many. From a guy who's PR was 1 pullup 18 months ago, and three pullups 12 months ago when I started Crossfit, it's significant. My single set PR is now 10, although I did this workout in 20 sets of 5.
pullups and situps x 20 sets of 5 - 16:31
1 mile treadmill shuffle - 7:57
pullups were for the most part strict.
CFWU x3(subed 50/4count flutterkicks for the pull-ups)
WOD :11::48(15,10,5's,6's,4's & 3's)
I was able to do 15straight pull-ups before. Still haven't been able to get a new PR, but I know my times are getting better for sure. (As well as my recovery time.) I mix straight pulls w/kipping ones when I can't do the straights any more. I think my kipping may need some work. Another awsome video by the way. I need to show it to my girlfriend who is too intemidated to CF w/me. Those chicks rock!
18min 45 sec
No assist, started out 10's ended up 5's alternated grip (over /under)
Question? If we do chin-ups instead of pull-ups, what should the spacing be between our hands. I've always gone w/a bit of a close grip. I noticed that Greg used a wide one in the video. Is it just preference? Thanks.
Crossfit Cisco SJ
Brand and Jonathan - 2 man team pullups
100 - 12:35
well, since i was going to add a run to these 100 pullups anyway, i decided to do Murph.
Murph: 42:45...no armor but BWT: 208. absolute killer. partitioned the pullups, pushups, and situps this time...10x[10,20,30]. PR by almost 10:00 (but last time no partitioning). 1st run took me ~7:00...2nd run took me nearly 10:00. the 2nd included walking after the 1st 1/4mi due to a cramp and lack of air (altitude: ~4000ft), but still, un-effing-believable. now im going to go find somewhere to lie motionless for an hour.
of course i meant squats not situps...i guess 300 of them can scramble one's feeble little mind.
Morning: 400M run, 200M fireman carry, rope climb 2X, straight punch 2min, knee strikes 2min, 200M sprint, 15 hanging leg lifts, take downs 10X, 50M buddy drag, take downs 10X, "Biuld a House" (continues low crawl under team in the push up position for 50M), break fall 10X, 50M low crawl, 50M star jumps, 50M sprint. All events are continues. Afternoon Kettlebell work with 2 1.5pd.
I thought I was going all out, but I might have been better off doing that 1 rep in the 1st minute, 2 reps in the second minute thing. I would have been done in about 15 minutes or so.
Lots of jumping negatives. I've still got a long way to go when it comes to pull-ups.
55 pull-ups into this WOD, my left hand started oozing a little from a blister. I didn't want to risk a total rupture, so I quit and did 50 push-ups and 50 sit-ups. My kipping is getting much better. I am able to pull off one fluid kip per rep now.
Damn pullups. I went from 0-10 in about 8 weeks since starting CF in May. Now I'm down to 8 tops and I rapidly drop to 2s and 3s. Keeping the faith. Around 1/2 hour.
I was able to do my first 20 consecutive, after that I did them in groups of 3 - 5, depending on how I felt...
All kipping. 20-10-7 then mostly 5's.
as rx'ed: 8:59 (significant improvement for me)
6:16 feels good
sets of 30 20 the rest where 10's an 2's
kipped, :12::52. Believe it or not, pullups seem to be improving. Good deal.
i think i could have done way better with someone grabbing my ass the whole time, though.
Time wasnt an issue for me with these. I did 1 set of 15, then sets of 10, when I felt comfortable.
Not record setting, but at 260lbs, happy just the same.
Not too many mos. ago, the concept of doing 100 pull-ups was totally alien to me.
AM - 4 mile run 29:50
Afternoon - WOD in 11:29
Fist 50 were slick the rest w/ a 25# weight.
10 min. rest and max pullups - 35(new pr)
100 kipping like a mad man pull ups
time - 8:54
Mix of kipped/strict and overhand/underhand.
Did 100 picture perfect pull ups. Full extension at the bottom to sternum. Took a little over 1 hour. Wasn't tired. So I repeated the effort wildly kipping. Not sure all my pull ups were perfect on the second effort. 4:50 I wonder which effort best represents CrossFit.
100 pullups w/ kip = 6:38 ~ a :50 sec. improvement
Spent about 40 min yesterday working on straight bar muscle up, so this was WAY harder than it should have been. 8:53, using every ounce I had.
100 kipping pull-ups from rings,15:40.
Steveo, let me be the first to say it: that is just bad-assed. I remember back when you started ;) Nice work bro.
I hate pullups.
188.8.131.52.5.5. add two inches to support platform
first 6 kipping, the balance jumping assisted.
Adding 20 minutes eliptical
100 singles, starting from standing - drop to deadhang for pull - 16:58
40 consecutives PR! then...
Was tempted to do this with the 20 lb vest but
was curious to check my progress.
assisted PUs 7:45
finished with 3 x 15 dips
collarbone still sore, may have to hold off on dips for a while
Darlene: did not time
Lucas (new to Crossfit, and Sandy and Darlene's son): 12'34
15:44, unassisted on a pull -up bar suppended by a single point and a cable. Got to get a real pull -up bar.
The original plan was to do yesterday's WOD, as my pulling strength is near gone after my recent Murph and Muscleup outings. Upon further examination I figured I was gonna hurt myself if I kept playing with heavy weights. I'm having a "weak and tired day." So I did some basic lifts at almost-heavy weights (for me) and then...
100 Pullups. 05:45.
Rest Day, how do I love you?
Dan, rest day - schmest day...Can you say.....
Laura- The only thing that's gonna 'storm' up here tomorrow is me, out of the house and into the bar.
13:53 for 100 pullups plus 100 situps, broken into tens. Had some assist from Matt for all but the first set of pullups.
Matt, 13:49 for same, 31 legit pullups, 69 jumping
Michael, 16:30 for same, 5 legit pullups, 95 jumping
Auburn exercising in the rain.
100 pull ups: 10:44, continued time and completed 200 push up and 300 squats in total time of 28:11
17:20 - 10, 5,5,5,5 4,4,4,4,3,3,3, and then lots of 4's, 3's and 2's to get to 100. The videos are great, very helpful and inspiring-I love this sight. Thanks
All kipping pullups but my indoor bar is pretty low (knees a couple of inches above the floor) so the kipping wasn't as clean as it could have been.
First set was for 13 which is really high (maybe a PR?) for me. The remaining sets were mostly 4s or 5s with a couple of sets of 3 thrown in. The last set was 2 reps to round out the 100. Oddly enough towards the end I was doing mostly 5s. I think that my kipping was starting to flow better.
Finished off with 3 sets of L-sits and numerous (failed!) attempts to kick into a hanstand against the wall on my parallettes. I think I came close a couple of times. Oh well, before I started crossfit handstands were something I wouldn't even consider trying, now its a goal I really want to acheive.
Group Moffett completed
Finished up with 10 reps of dips
Total time: 25:32:87
Thanks for being around to kick my ass
Don't worry Steve-o, he kicks all our ass's... but isn't that the reason we keep coming back. CrossFit aka S&M.
And at the rate you keep going, we'll be watching you kick our "Arsssses" too. Keep up the good work!
100 Pull-ups (all reps after the first 50 were assisted by a bike inner tube)
4:32 for the pullups.
Sets were 30, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
Finished with some planch, lever, and handstand work.
Did only 50 after my shoulder started to hurt. Did it in something like 10 mins.
I don't know what my problem was, I could only do 6 in a row, perhaps there has been too much pullups lately for me.
100 PU's 9:50 30 15 10 then down hill from there!
Continued for Angie.. 25:30 includes at least 3 minutes walking around the gym looking for somewhere to do situps.
Finished up with 30 minutes low heart rate work on the bike.
Followed up w/the rest of Angie,~15 min. Dball marked bottom on squats, Feet on 10" box pushups, abmat situps.
My roommate and I did 100 in 8 minutes. It would've been faster but we got interupted...so we went back 3 hours later and did it again in 9 minutes. Semper Fi!
Me: 12:20 kipping
Tracy: 12:39 combo of jump stretch band assist and jumping
32,10,11,10,11,10,10,6. 10x10 might elicit a better time.
100 pull ups
10 sets of 10
Truly inspiring video!
100 pull ups for time
done without the motivation/assistance of a beautiful woman (damn you guys have it made a headquaters!!)
I broke this out into sets of 5 (I used four different grip positions 1) wide overhand, 2)over/underhand, 3)over/underhand (reverse of grip 2), 4)underhand. I stop for a second to change grips and a few seconds after the fourth grip. That's how I 'managed' this one. All kips of course.
btw my max pullup count is around 20
Finally, I know what it means to do 100 pullups after trying it without kipping like 3 months ago. I was amazed at the difference. Like 30 minutes last time, and tonight, was 8:08.
Started with 20 (PR and still had reserves), 15, 10, then 6's-4's. I checked my watch when I was at 70, and it was 5:00 so that's pretty cool, the fatigue didn't show up on the time too much.
And what the hell do these people mean when they say, "got some 10's then it went downhill from there." I thought downhill was supposed to be easier. Didn't seem easier for me.
Good job everyone. Awesome video.
100 Pull-ups: 7:21
"Angie" total: 23:22
100 Pull-ups: 10:20 (all kipping, no jumping!)
9:38 for 100 each of push-ups, unanchored crunches, and squats.
Did push-ups to failure and followed with equal number of crunches and squats. Repeated until finished with a little extra weight at times with kids trying to help and workout with mommy.
Really slow time but I'm posting it anyways.
100 Pull-ups 22:04
I'm really trying to work on proper kipping. These were not assisted and I took 1
minute breaks in between sets.
It'll be interesting to see how I improve in a few months.
11:50 w/52 lbs assistance (usual assistance for me). I think it's time to bump the assistance down to 40!
Ha-ha. Got my hand caught in the glass door as it slammed shut. Looks like I've got an early rest day. :P
Some people might say I'm insane for being disappointed by this.
100 pull ups 28min... totally deficient
Deadlift: 275x3 / 285x1(f on 2)275x2 / 275x3-broken
Front Squat 155x3 / 165x3 / 175x3
HSqClean 135x2 (f on 3) / 135x2 (f on 3 / 135x3
PJerk 135x3 / 140x3 / 145x3
~20 minutes + a set of 5 reps of pushups and 5 reps of bodyweight squats during "rests"
then went on to do 50 ring dips in 9 min. 75lb db one arm snatch 3 x 5 each arm. 2 x 20 overhead squats, then waiters walks and farmers bars - 90lbs for about 50m x 3.
30 std PUs
70 on gravitron with 70 to 80# assist
Kipping, on 2" wide square bar.
spent about 15 mins doing an assortment of pullup's. not sure how many reps all different styles
Whew for my first time I ran 2 miles, did the 100 pull-ups, 75 with my own weight, 35 with help from a machine. Took me 40 minutes, well not happy but do understand this is my first day. And guess what tommorow is already a rest day. LOL. I might start lovin this crossfit.com
mfbunch: subbed hindu push-ups for pull-ups, time 6:52
joey d: as prescribed, 10:37
stewart: did not time
finished with 10 minutes stadium stair running-tough workout
Worked out before we got to Mom's comuputer, and didn't get back to post yesterday.
Kelly and I did "Tabata This" in the motel room with a portable doorway pullup device. We used the low-score model, instead of the total-score model
Did this on 10/7 but didn't post
75 pullups, 75 squats: 8:23 and stopped the clock.
25 more pullups with blue woody band + 25 more squats.
Mostly broken into sets of 6-8 reps.
70% were jumping
30% with feet on platform
Tried the "manage" approach, will go with max sets next time. Pullups have suffered since I started the WOD's (from Beginner's WO) and quit doing the CFWU (no G-T-G for the pullups anymore). Lesson learned.
Still psyched I did 100 pu's, regardless of time.
Did 80 in 11 min. Wimped out because my right palm was about to tear.
Had to do it on day off (sat)...
100 : 7:47
kipping practice first. still can't quite get it, but getting closer.
all jumping p/us.
20/10/10/10 last 50 in 5s (alternating short breaks with some longer breaks)
followed by 100 situps; untimed. 50/30/20
5:38 for the pullups
Finished off with Angie (14:48 total)
All Kipping..feel the burn
33 minutes even. Tried to Kip but for the most part could not. Back from a two month hiatus due to back pain secondary to poor form deadlift.
800 meter park run
100 pu's 4:57
100 Glute ham situps 4:58
100 back extensions 2:13
100 Dips 4:00
4:31, did eleven each 30" until the last set.
cfwux3 less pull-ups
100 assisted pull-ups
Tony, the assisted, did it in 8:10
12:50 as rxd followed by 100 pushups and 25 40lb dumbell thrusters.
Did Friday's WOD on Saturday...
Kipping pullups in sets of 20's, 10's, and 5's...mixed up the grips, too. Good stuff. Did it at my local gym, people gave me funny looks, haha.
Subbed machine rows @ Marriott in Reno: 110 #, no pullup bar, spared my elbows
15:23 all strict
mixture of pronated and supinated grips and split between regular chin bar and fat bar of squat cage.
added 100 PU and 100 Incline sit ups for a total time of 25:42
8:15, mostly with a pronated grip, some supinated.
13:45 - likely a personal best time.
Figured I'd sell-out a la Matt G. and lo and behold, I hit 15 (which I know is nothing to the studs/studdettes here) kipping pullups (up from 12 previous personal best) - a goal I wanted to hit 20 years ago when I was 19! Time for a new goal - maybe 20?!
Been on a serotonin high ever since!
I'M BACK AROUND
SO I'LL POST WHILE I CAN
Not even close to my PR!
Did this as part of a "Murph." Overall time was 53:12; pullup split was 12:30. Hoorah!
13:24. Sucked hard. Was going good until like number 70 or so.....
Half mile run before and after PUs.
CF WU x3 (without pullups)
Total Time 19:34
100 Pullups all broken, done in sets of five. Mixed staight, attempts at kipping, and jumping pullups in the last 50 reps mixed in.
full range,kipping, chin over bar
100 pullups- 6:30
continued to 132 at 9:10, was VERY happy to be done < 10 min. on to the next goal...
Mostly Kipped. No Assists. Some Jumping. Generally did a set of 10 followed by sets of 5.
Still working on kipping -- haven't quite got the rhythm down.
Overall -- lots of room to improve, but fairly happy with the time/performance as a starting point. Finished off with a 800m run and a 3000m row.
7:17 two sets of 20
two sets of 10
rest sets of 5
100 in 14:00 min.
The first half were legit, the last half were jumping and negatives. I tried for full range of motion for all the reps.
50 false grip ring pull-ups - did them after "J.T" - aye me arms...
I didn't really reach the top for about 5 of them, but none were jumping or negative.
Did it late:
5:59 on a doorframe
Much slower than my last Angie time, but oh well...
100 pullups, kipped
did in sets of 5, varied grip
first WOD in several days after getting spanked by C&J/pullups/dips followed the next day by DL/modified HSPUs
finished with a mile on treadmill, no incline, 8 min/mi
Got 14:08, not exactly what i was hoping for.