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Trainer Challenge: 2-Minute Pull-Up Variations

Think you're a workout machine? Give this 3-part, 2-minute pull up variation test a try - record and share your scores.

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Ever wonder how your level of strength and fitness matches up against others? Today you're about to find out. Listed below is the Pull-Up Mayhem Fitness Challenge, that is made of three intensely-insane protocols that promise to test your strength at every level. Before you jump up to the bar and begin this challenge let's go over the rules:

> You will have 2 minutes to complete as many of the following protocols as possible.

> You will be given a 60 second recovery between each protocol.

> All Pullups must be performed properly with full arm extensions and chin completely raising over the bar.


Pull-Up Mayhem Fitness Challenge

TEST ONE: Pull-ups

MISSION: Perform as many pull ups as you can in 2 minutes. 

Coaching Tip: Use chalk, it will decrease bar slippage and allow for a more definitive grip especially when the first break of sweat erupts. 

 

< REST 60 SECONDS >

 

TEST TWO: Squat-Ups

MISSION: Perform as many squat-ups as you can in 2 minutes.

Coaching Tip: Begin in a full squat position. Explode off of the ground, jumping high enough to grab onto the bar. Use your momentum to pull yourself over the bar and perform a pull-up.  Retract and repeat as many times as possible. 

 

< REST 60 SECONDS > 

 

TEST THREE: Burpee-Ups

MISSION: Perform as many burpee-ups as you can in 2 minutes.

Coaching Tip: Begin by performing a standard burpee (minus the push up) As soon as you jump to your feet, explode off of the ground and perform a pull-up. Descend back towards the floor and repeat. 

 

< RECORD SCORE & SHARE ON THE MEN'S FITNESS FACEBOOK PAGE >

MEET THE TRAINER: Jay Cardiello

Cardio Core

Jay Cardiello is a strength and conditioning specialist and the author of CARDIO CORE 4X4:The 20-Minute, No-Gym Workout That Will Transform Your Body! available at Amazon.com.

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