Are you a weekend warrior looking for a challenge? You’ve come to the right place. It’s time to test your abilities—and your mettle.
Each week our fitness expert PJ Stahl, co-owner of Reebok CrossFit LAB, lays out a quick workout that measures your level of strength, speed, power, endurance, and skill. Think you can “one-up” our guy? Get ready to throw down.
THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE:
Perform a 10-1 descending ladder of chest-to-bar pullups, then a 1-10 ascending ladder of box jumps. Do 10 reps of pullups, then rest as little as possible before doing another 9 reps. Continue this descending rep pattern (8 reps, 7 reps, 6 reps, etc.) all the way down until you’re getting in one rep of pullups. Follow up with an ascending-rep pattern of box jumps (1 rep, 2 reps, 3 reps, etc.) all the way up until you hit 10 reps of jumps.
Some of PJ’s pointers for the moves you’ll tackle in this workout:
CHEST-TO-BAR PULLUPS: You must be fully extended at the bottom of the pullup—that means keeping your arms and legs straight. At the top of the move, your chest must make contact with the bar.
BOX JUMPS: Jump onto the box on both feet, and land on both feet, at the same time. Your knees and hips must be fully extended when you stand on the box.
THIS WEEK’S GOAL: Finish in 10 minutes, but if you want to be the one-upper and beat PJ’s time? Finsh in under 7 minutes.
Don’t forget to share your score on the Men’s Fitness Facebook page.