50 Burpee One Arm Pull Ups

It was ugly. In facone arm pull upt, it was even uglier than this 50 burpee pull up challenge. Seriously, I don’t know what gets into my head some days. I saw the 50 burpee pull up challenge and thought, ‘how can I make that one more fun?’

My current challenge is to do an unassisted one arm pull up. I’m a long way off. I can only do assisted with a band or by holding the other hand (pictured here).

On the day of this challenge, my plan was to train back and I needed to do some one arm pull ups anyways.  I figured I could throw in a burpee and do 25 one arm pull ups per side, why not? Sounded like a good idea at the time.


Now when you look at the video, you may think:

‘hmmm, her pull up bar isn’t very high so she doesn’t have to jump too much….’

‘hmm, she’s assisting herself with the other arm so ‘technically it’s NOT a one arm pull up….’

Both true.

I don’t care what you think.

For me, this was a challenge that got me sick to my stomach at the thought of it. It pushed me out of my comfort zone. It’s going to get me closer to my goal of an unassisted one arm pull up eventually. Anyone can sit at their computer and criticize. I’m all about getting out there and trying stuff.

My challenge to you is to do SOMETHING to challenge yourself.

Maybe it’s going to be this 50 burpee one arm challenges, maybe it’s going to be another of my challenge burpee workouts or one of Mikey’s finishers or my friend Dan Long’s crazy TRX challenges.  The point is, if you want to keep your body one arm pull up battle scarsprogressing and your training motivation up, you need to always do something cool and exciting. Something that’s a little scary, a little crazy. However, notice that I did this challenge slow and steady? I didn’t risk injury, my form, while it wasn’t perfect, didn’t open me up to getting hurt. That’s the key with challenges, being on ‘this side’ of crazy.

What are YOU going to do to challenge yourself? Leave a comment. Seriously folks. I busted my butt to video tape this for you, the least you can do is tell me what YOUR challenge will be 😉

Oh ya, don’t plan an intervention for me, I’m just fine. Just a few one arm pull up battle scars ==>

PS. Get more fun burpee ideas with my Challenge Burpee program and improve your pull ups here.