Build a Pull Up Bar: Tools

Build a Pull Up Bar: Tools

This is part 3 in the build your own pull up rig series.  You can find part 1 - the overview here and part two on materials here.   Tools of the Trade There are relatively few tools required to form your raw materials into a working pull up structure.  I've...

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Build a Pull Up Bar: Materials

Build a Pull Up Bar: Materials

In the initial post in this series I showed you the three pull up bars I've built previously.  Today I'd like to review the materials used to construct these bars.  As I eluded to in the first post, the materials list is surprisingly simple.  The two building blocks...

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Build a Pull Up Bar: Overview

Build a Pull Up Bar: Overview

I have built 3 pull-up bar rigs to date.  These have ranged from modest to huge super structures meant to accommodate over 40 people.  Each of the bars was built using the same basic, easy to work with materials.  With proper planning, a few basic tools and a free...

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Wendler 5/3/1 Program Overview

Wendler 5/3/1 Program Overview

I was just thinking that I posted the results from several 5/3/1 sequences (here, here and here), but never provided an overview of the program.  For the unacquainted,  5/3/1 is a widely adopted strength program developed by Jim Wendler.  He has both an e-book (and...

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5/3/1 Session 2

5/3/1 Session 2

It looks like these posts are going to be a recurring thing now that the strength program has caught on over at 626.  I can't say that I blame them, with each new cycle the members continue to achieve astounding results.  If you missed the first 5/3/1 results post,...

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5/3/1 Strength Gains – Revisited

5/3/1 Strength Gains – Revisited

This post is a follow up to my original 5/3/1 post.  While the original detailed my personal progress with the program, today I'm going to highlight the progress of a group at CrossFit 626 utilizing Wendler's approach to strength gains.  Building on my personal...

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Strength Gains with 5/3/1

Strength Gains with 5/3/1

I'm a hard gainer.  I've always been a pretty scrawny guy.  It took 7 years in college of pizza 5 nights a week (Burger King the other two nights) and a couple two liters of soda per day to get me moderately chubby. In the summer of 2011 I found myself plateauing on...

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