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Get To Da Choppa: Pull-up PvP [Aug 13 - Sept 9 ]

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Location: Central American Jungle

Coordinates:        redacted

 

In a once abandoned building in a remote location, a group of hardened looking men and women wait in a makeshift briefing room.  The room feels hot and sticky. A fan on the ceiling rotates slowly overhead, achieving nothing. Most of the group are wearing military clothing. Some have removed their vests in a vain attempt to beat the heat, revealing their toned physiques and, in some cases, scars. The air smells bad. A mix of sweat and cigar smoke, which at least two people are smoking.

 

The briefing room door opens and a woman enters. Everyone in the room looks up and then back and forth at each other in confusion. The woman is cradling an orange tabby cat in her arms.

 

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She stands at the front of the room and addresses the group.....

 

Good afternoon. The reason you've all been called here is..........highly classified. I can't say much, but I can say that this is quite possibly the most important mission of your career.

 

Look around you, look at the people here with you today. Soldiers, Special Forces, Secret Service Agents, Mercenaries. Some of you, like me, are simply civilians that fought their way out of some fucked up shit and survived. We all have different skills, but we all have one thing in common. We're the best at what we do.

 

But, if we're going to survive what's coming, we all need to be better than the best. Which is why, for the next four weeks, we are going to train harder than we've ever trained before. You will be ranked against your team-mates, so get ready for some serious competition.

 

Welcome to the Action Hero Pull Up Challenge!

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This challenge is open to everyone that either wants to get better at pull ups, or wants to work towards doing their first pull up, while also embracing their inner Arnie or Stallone.

 

This is a competitive challenge and I'm sure the competition will be fierce. But as it's a scaled challenge, everyone, no matter what level they're at, should be able to take part. 

 

Set-up - Pick your character

Click Here for Character Sheet and Points Tracker

  • Pick your action hero and add your name and your character to the character sheet. You can pick any action hero you like!
  • Or, create your own action hero! Don’t forget to give your hero a backstory ( bonus points if they’re out for revenge for murdered brothers, fathers, wives, puppies....)

 

Accumulating points

  • Over the challenge, you will gain points by doing pull ups and pull up related exercises.
  • Points are per rep not per set
  •  To keep the challenge fair, the same amount of points will be allocated for all exercises that fall into 3 categories; Pull-up Exercises, Assistance Exercises, & Holds

 

Pull-up Exercises - 3 points
All types of grip (overhand, underhand, neutral)

Pull-ups

Negative pull-ups

Standing or jumping pull-ups

Band assisted or partner assisted pull-ups

Machine Assisted pull-ups

 

Assistance Exercises - 2 points
Details of most of these accessory exercises can be found here

https://www.acceleratestrength.com.au/education/2017/11/1/the-top-10-accessory-exercises-for-pull-ups

Rows:

          Barbell

          Dumbell
          Body-weight (bar, rings or trx system)

Scapular pulls

Lat pull downs

Banded face pulls

 

Holds - 1 point per 20 second hold

Chin over bar holds

Hollow holds

Dead-hangs

 

Example Workout
2 sets of 5 reps, scapular pulls: 10x2 = 20 / 6 Jumping Pull-ups: 6x3 = 18

Total = 38 points

 

The PvP will begin on Aug 13th and end Sept 9th - Please do not log any reps before or after these dates

 

At the end of the challenge, the person with the most points will be crowned the greatest action hero of all time!

Good Luck!

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30 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

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You've out done yourself again CQ :) Only now I can't decided if I should go with my original idea or if I should create my own character! 

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37 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

You've out done yourself again CQ :) Only now I can't decided if I should go with my original idea or if I should create my own character! 

 

Thanks! 

I think it would be great if you did!

 

10 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

Oh oh oh oh! Yes, this is amazing.  Glad to be a part of this.  Now to pick my action hero... so many choices...

 

 

So many, but not enough women! We need more kick ass female action heroes.

 

Sorry, I forgot to set the sheet as editable by anyone. I've fixed that now!

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22 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

 

Thanks! 

I think it would be great if you did!

Ha! Nothing like adding pressure! Although I do have a slightly silly idea ;) 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Ha! Nothing like adding pressure! Although I do have a slightly silly idea ;) 

 

 

 

I'm intrigued. Now I really hope you decide to create your own character.

 

38 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

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Oh, yes.

 

I did not see this coming. But I fully approve!

 

2 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

I'm pumped!

 

 

 

Interesting choice of words, considering the pic you chose. :P

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Oh man, after much debate...   I've made my choice based on how similar this bad ass chick's day to day affairs mimic upper body strength and pull ups!

 

MIKASA ACKERMAN!

 

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36 minutes ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

Interesting choice of words, considering the pic you chose. :P

 

I'm glad you picked up on that, hahahaha! 

 

6 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

MIKASA ACKERMAN!

 

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Excellent choice!!

 

Wolf

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I am in for this but am having trouble with the spreadsheet.  I plan to make up a character, but it will probably have to wait until I am not so jet lagged

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Well I was going to go with more of a classic action hero, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to use this gif:

 

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I want to be able to do this by the end of the challenge!

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1 hour ago, Jarric said:

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I want to be able to do this by the end of the challenge!

 

Thank you for picking one of my favorite heroes / hot guys / gifs! 

 

Doing just one rung on a salmon ladder is a dream of mine.

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3 hours ago, Legionary said:

66 pull ups for day one. My Armstrong program is coming along pretty well, max set was 20. Average was 12. 

 

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Nice start to the challenge!

 

On 8/12/2018 at 7:35 AM, Mr_Willes said:

I skipped my original "Hero" idea, and I went with one of my other favourites! Mon Cheri!

 

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Love this pick! Gambit is one of my all time favorite X-Men!

 

I also decided to change my hero. I thought about it a lot over the weekend and there's one particular game hero that has made a lasting imprint on me. Enter, Nathan Drake-

 

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So far today- 3 1/2 total minutes worth of holds/hangs. Soooo... that's 10 points. MOAR TO COME!

 

Wolf

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7 minutes ago, Wolfpool said:

I also decided to change my hero. I thought about it a lot over the weekend and there's one particular game hero that has made a lasting imprint on me. Enter, Nathan Drake-

 

Please tell me you saw the recent Fan-Film of Nathan Drake that stirred up all the fuss?

If not... then HERE

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