Anvil or Hammer

Does it count?

Posted in Cardio,Concept II,Goals,Grip,Gym Strength by Mike on October 7, 2007

Concept II Vent closed
1,000 meters warmup
500 2:00 – forgot to start heart rate monitor, start over
5,000 2:00

For 5,000 only
Time 19:59
Avg HR 172
Max HR 185
I got a little carried away with the pace. This us usally my long day but ah well. The last 1,000 meters was steady climb from 180.

Next up, I thought I would play with one of the goals on my list. It’s not on this months to do list but I thought I would give it a go anyway, the towel pullup. I took one of the gym towels and one of my own about the same size and rolled them the long way. Pitched on end of each over the pullup bar and pulled. Surprisingly, I came off the ground.

So the question that came to me was, does it count? I probably could have done this the day I wrote it down, I just had never tried. I decided that trying was almost as important as doing. So yeah it counts. Still, I don’t want to pollute the list with a bunch of easy ones like this. So I’ll have to be careful. I must have misunderstood how hard this was supposed to be. I always got the impression it was a big deal. I was wrong.

I got some passer by to use my camera phone to video it. He was a bit confused and didn’t do much of a job so I’ll get better stuff next Friday at Dumbarton. In the mean time, here is my largely inadequate proof of success.

Towel Pullup 1,1,2,2,1,1
Pullup 3,3,2,2
Standing Press 135 3X8 (jerked the last four a bit)
Seated Row 150 3X8
Dumbell Press 80 3X8
Super Pulloer (nautalis) 150 3X8
Fly Machine 90 3X8
Curl 75 3X8
Tricep Rope Pushdown 60 3X8