Author Topic: I didn't couch potato during Superbowl, I did Superbowl pushup/pullup challenge  (Read 559 times)

CCCA

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While lots of people were sitting on the couch, eating too many calories, subjecting themselves to over-the-top consumer ads and watching a violent sport where men throw themselves around sustaining head injuries, I was doing the same but added one additional badass element.

I did the superbowl challenge which was the following:
  • 1 pullup for each point scored in the game
  • Pushups totaling the game score, after every time a team scores (like what the Oregon duck does during their games). See the table below (after the first score, I did 3 pushups. After the second I did 6 more, 3rd score: 12 pushups, etc. . .).
As you can see in the attached graphs, I normally average around 70-80 pushups per day and around 20 pullups. Because of the entertaining and high scoring game (won by the Eagles!), I did 74 pullups and 533 pushups. First of all, it took me about 2 hours after the game to finish my pushups as I was getting tired, and the last 200 or so my chest and arms were really sore. I only had to do 121 before halftime so that wasn't bad, but the 4th quarter was brutal (requiring 268 pushups).

Eagles-Patriots = sum of points
3-0 = 3,
3-3 = 6,
9-3 = 12,
15-3 = 18,
15-6 = 21,
15-12 = 27,
22-12 = 34,
22-19 = 41,
29-19 = 48,
29-26 = 55,
32-26 = 58,
32-33 = 65,
38-33 = 71,
41-33 = 74,
total pushups 533
« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 11:56:17 AM by CCCA »

alanB

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While lots of people were sitting on the couch, eating too many calories, subjecting themselves to over-the-top consumer ads and watching a violent sport where men throw themselves around sustaining head injuries, I was doing the same but...

Balance in all things!  Totally badass, I love it!!  Very impressive that you stuck it through despite the high score.  How are you feeling today?

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Awesomeness! Might try that next year. I sat on the couch. But had a good morning workout and indulged in some yummy vegetable soup during the game.

CCCA

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While lots of people were sitting on the couch, eating too many calories, subjecting themselves to over-the-top consumer ads and watching a violent sport where men throw themselves around sustaining head injuries, I was doing the same but...

Balance in all things!  Totally badass, I love it!!  Very impressive that you stuck it through despite the high score.  How are you feeling today?


Actually felt okay the next day.  Didn't want to do any pushups, but pull ups were fine.  Played some tennis today (mid-70's today in SF).