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100 X 40: Month two

Posted in Goals by Mike on November 5, 2007

Well, I had some extra time this weekend, what with not training and all. I did some schools stuff and some work stuff. I also realized that it is now November so I have to begin to think about my next round of 100 X 40 goals. I’ll talk more about this first round in a week or so when I am wrapping up month one. Month two starts on November 11th.

From Random.org
Here are your random numbers:

76	12	88	50	77

Timestamp: 2007-11-04 22:22:57 UTC

That translates into:

76. 50 Ring Dips
12. Overhead Squat 200
88. 10 dips with 100 additional pounds
50. Lap a stone >= 350lbs
77. 75 Ring Pushups

Interesting group, that. Well, at least there are a few complimentary goals in there. I don’t have access to any rings right now so that is a challenge. The rings challenges present two different issues in my opinion. First, the volume is not low. So I need to work on my dips and push up in general. I should probably strive to get both over 100, preferably consecutive but I don’t feel that they have to be consecutive to make this challenge. The second challenge is the stability. Not having rings to use will hurt me here but I think I can make up some of the difference by working other unstable forms of these exercises. Working with ropes on the dips may simulate some of the instability. With the pushups can work on medicine balls or with round dumbells that will roll away from me. The rings themselves will come with time.

The dips with 100lbs will probably complement the volume dips. If I hit heavy dips on fridays (when I have a belt) and volume dips another day, I should be able to do some damage here.

Overhead squat 200lbs, that’s just working the OHS. We’ll see how that goes.

The stone is an interesting challenge. I think that will call for some sandbag work. I’ll be acquiring a 220lb sandbag very soon. I’ll get that in the mix. Then it will be a matter of replicating the feat with stones. This is a good exercise to start thinking about strongman in 6 months.

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5 Responses to '100 X 40: Month two'

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  1. Scott Styles said,

    Are you picking 5 goals each month, seeing how much damage you can do to them, and then chasing five new ones the next month? That seems like it makes things much harder. Or do I not get it?

  2. Mike said,

    nope, you got it. I can understand your point on how it will make it harder. The other side is that a lot of these goals will take months or years to achieve. I think the boredom and grind will get me down before I make a lot of them in that linear fashion.
    The good news, is that they should still feed each other to some degree.

  3. Chris Rice said,

    Two pieces of rope and a couple pieces of PVC for handles – hang it from something and it will work fine for dips and pushups. Only cost a few bucks.

  4. Mike said,

    I’ll have to go to the hardware store and see what I can create.

  5. Scott Styles said,

    That makes sense.


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