Help me help the prostates of the ones you love
Be forewarned: this is a fundraising post. I want to be up front about that so you can stop reading if you want. But if you are still reading, here's the scoop: Petranek Fitness is participating in a nationwide fundraiser to support prostate cancer research. Participants will try for a personal best score at a workout called Fight Gone Bad, so named by mixed martial artist BJ Penn, who fell to the floor exhausted after he did it and said, "Man, that's like a fight gone bad!"
Penn isn't known for his excellent conditioning, but still. It's a challenging workout. I've done it twice. And it's pretty brutal. Here's the explanation from the website with a little elaboration from me:
In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. This event calls for 3 rounds. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of 'rotate,' the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point. The stations are:
1. Wall-ball, 8 ft target (squat, holding a 14-lb medicine ball and throw it up at a target 8 feet up on the wall as I stand up)
2. Deadlift high-pull (lift a 55 lb barbell from the floor to my chest)
3. Box jump (jump from the floor to the top of a 20-inch-high box, then jump down)
4. Push-press (lift a 55-lb barbell from my shoulders above my head--arms locked straight)
5. Row (Calories)
Anyway, I am going to do Fight Gone Bad again with my fellow Petranek Fitness-ers next Saturday, September 29, to help raise money to suport prostate cancer research. I would greatly appreciate it if you could support me, and will love you just as much if you can't.
Click here to donate to my Fight Gone Bad prostate cancer research fundraising event.
Click here to read more about Athletes for a Cure, the sponsoring organization.
Click here to read more about the Fight Gone Bad event; there are multiple CrossFit places participating.