Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Pumpkin-Bell Challenge


Lift the Pumpkin-Bell (25lbs) by using the turkish get-up, clean and press, clean and jerk, or snatch either 300 (Bronze), 600 (Silver), or 900 (Gold) times by the end of October. The Pumpkin-Bell is available at the gym, during a training session, or during an outdoor group training session. Log your totals reps on this post in the comments section. Turkish get-ups count as two reps if you go up and down.

If you haven't demonstrated the ability to perform these lifts well, with 25 lbs, then I will work with you to help you get to the level you need to perform these lifts safely and proficiently.

The few, strong kettlebell lifters who reach these goals will win prizes (based on the level they reach).

Good Luck!

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

30 today...12 turkish getups, 8 clean & press, 10 shatch Jen

Liz said...

You are doing great with 12 turkish getups. I will be lucky to do 2 :) Liz.

Anonymous said...

30 today...60 total. Jen

Liz said...

Pumkinbell was missing in action when I went to the gym today. I used the other 25lb Kettle bell...bummer. 20 clean and press and 20 snatch. Total 40...this may take awhile:)
Liz.

Liz said...

Yeah, I got to use Pumpkin-bell today, however, it wasn't any easier. 60 clean and press. Making total of 100. Yeah to everyone else who joined me Saturday morning. Go team:)

Anonymous said...

Slar says - Turkish Get-Up: 24; Clean and Jerk: 70; Clean and Press: 50; Snatch: 20; Total: 164 Repetitions.

Anonymous said...

Sharon logs in for Oct. 2nd, 20 reps with pumpkin bell.

For October 3rd, 120 reps - 6 turkish get-ups, 68 snatches, 20 clean and press and 20 clean and jerks. Let's just say school was a teeny bit sressful that day, so I took out my frustrations on pumpkin bell

Total so far 200 reps.

For October 4th - 60 clean and press

Anonymous said...

46 clean and press today-it's a miracle!
Claudia

Liz said...

Pumpkin-bell and I managed to accomplish 20 clean and press today and 20 snatches after my work out. Bringing total to 140. Sharon you are doing great. Claudia keep it up :) Yeah to Laura on the road with pumpkin-bell twin at Niagra:) Liz.

Anonymous said...

Slar says - Turkish Get-Up - 16, Clean and Jerk - 40, Snatch - 40, and Clean and Press - 40. Total reps today - 136. New grand total - 300.

Anonymous said...

Man, you guys rock! I took the weekend off only to be confronted by Dan this morning telling me how awesome everyone is doing on the challenge. I knocked out 100 today, lost track of the combination I did...Dan helped with my poor form...new total is 160. Jen

Anonymous said...

40 more today. Total of 200. Got a couple blisters on my hand now though. Jen

Anonymous said...

Way to go everyone on working toward your goal! I did 36 reps this morning, so I have 236 total.

Sharon

Clay said...

120 snatches this evening. 3 sets of 40. 35 lb kettlebell. Starting to blister already. Clay

lynne said...

Better late than never - entered the fray this morning with 41 snatches.

Liz said...

Went to work out and managed another 80. 20 clean and press and 20 snatch. Yikes. Tatal 220

Anonymous said...

Slar says - Did the same routine as last time for a total of 136 repetitions. New grand total is 436.

Glad to see so many different people posting. That makes it fun!

Anonymous said...

Getting a late start but I did 100 total yesterday - 60 snatch , 20 clean & press and 20 clean & jerk - Stan

Anonymous said...

Added another 54 clean and press for a total of 100.

Claudia

Anonymous said...

Trying to keep pace with everyone is fun. I did 120 total reps today for a total now of 356.

Sharon

Clay said...

132 reps today. 32 TGU, 40 squat thrusters, 60 clean & jerks. 252 total.

Anonymous said...

100 this evening. 10 TGU, 10 clean & press, 30 snatch, 40 clean & jerk. Running total: 141. Lynne

Liz said...

Grand total 300....yeah 1/3 there. I think TGU will be the end of me. Only managed 6 the rest were a combo of clean and Jerk and snatch. Totaling 80 today. Sharon I think we need to pull some more tire/suicides:)

Anonymous said...

10 TGU for me. Grand total 376.

Sharon

Julie said...

I am waaaaaay behind. Just made it in on Wednesday for my first 50.

Anonymous said...

67 today. total 267. Jen

Clay said...

132 snatches this morning. 384 total.

Anonymous said...

Slar says - 24 Turkish Get-Up, 40 Clean & Jerk, 60 Snatch, and 40 Clean & Press for a total of 164 repetitions. New running total is 600....

Anonymous said...

18 TGU; 20 Snatch; 20 Press & Clean---225 total Jen

Anonymous said...

80 reps this morning. New total is now 456.

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Another 27 for me--127 total


Claudia

Anonymous said...

did 75 yesterday to bring me to 300 and then 60 today....360 Jen

Anonymous said...

60 today. new total is 420. /jen

Liz said...

Managed 100 today. Total 400. 50 snatch and 50 clean and press.
Everyone is doing great. How are those callouses doing on the hands:)

Anonymous said...

Slar says - 120 repetitions today....40 clean and jerk, 40 snatch, and 40 clean and press. New total is 720.

Clay said...

60 snatches. 444 total.

Anonymous said...

60 today. 20 tgu; 10 snatches; 30 clean and press
480 total. Jen

Anonymous said...

Add 16 more for me-143 total

Claudia

Anonymous said...

Thurday I did 34 reps and Saturday I did 110 reps. New total 600.

Sharon

Liz said...

Okay, to lazy to keep posting at this one, so going to start posting at the one closer to the top that Dan just added.....I don't think scrolling down a blog is part of the exercises:)