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    Easey Jack is offline Senior Member
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    Question Can YOU defeat "The Century"...?

    A lot of people anticipated it, and I was starting to doubt it was going to happen.

    But happen it has.

    Just as Dragon Door redefined kettlebell training with the RKC, looks like they are now going to do the same with body-weight strength training, with the "PCC"--Convict Conditioning-style:

    http://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/pcc001/

    And--like the legendary RKC snatch test--there is a PCC bodyweight equivalent--"The Century". It looks like an awesome challenge: especially after all the training for the cert!!

    Anyone here capable of this...AFTER an exhausting 3-day cert?!

    MEN’S TEST


    1. FULL SQUATS: 40 reps
    2. FULL PUSH-UPS: 30 reps
    3. HANGING KNEE RAISES: 20 reps
    4. FULL PULL-UPS: 10 reps

    TOTAL: 100 reps


    WOMEN’S TEST


    1. FULL SQUATS: 40 reps
    2. KNEELING PUSH-UPS: 30 reps
    3. HANGING KNEE RAISES: 20 reps
    4. AUSTRALIAN PULL-UPS: 10 reps

    TOTAL: 100 reps

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    Using the CC tempo (2 sec - 1 sec - 2 sec, with one more second of hold in the pullup progression) this could be quite challenging...

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    I wish! I'm still on squats step 4, pushup step 3, leg raise step 3, and pullup step 2. Another interesting thing is that these are endurance levels that you wouldn't necessarily try for of you're studying the program.

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    Naturally, we want those who are going to be certified to teach the Progressive Calisthenics to others to have a base level of strength and conditioning, so that they "walk the talk".

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    Al_Kavadlo is offline Senior Member
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    The 2-1-2 tempo is not going to be strictly enforced. As long as all the reps are clean and controlled you'll pass.

    I'm going to post a clip of myself performing The Century in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here's a new clip I made demonstrating some of the exercises in the squat progression:

    Our only limitations are those which we impose on ourselves.

    http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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    I don't get why this would be so hard after the 3-day cert. I figure the certifications would be hard, but wouldn't someone get rest in between the days? Never did one of these, so I don't know.

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    It's going to be a very full and demanding schedule. We shall see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    I don't get why this would be so hard after the 3-day cert. I figure the certifications would be hard, but wouldn't someone get rest in between the days? Never did one of these, so I don't know.

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    Conquered the women's century earlier today - then conquered a triple cheeseburger (lettuce "bun" and grassfed beef of course) This is a great combo of exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by Easey Jack View Post
    A lot of people anticipated it, and I was starting to doubt it was going to happen.

    But happen it has.

    Just as Dragon Door redefined kettlebell training with the RKC, looks like they are now going to do the same with body-weight strength training, with the "PCC"--Convict Conditioning-style:

    http://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/pcc001/

    And--like the legendary RKC snatch test--there is a PCC bodyweight equivalent--"The Century". It looks like an awesome challenge: especially after all the training for the cert!!

    Anyone here capable of this...AFTER an exhausting 3-day cert?!

    MEN’S TEST


    1. FULL SQUATS: 40 reps
    2. FULL PUSH-UPS: 30 reps
    3. HANGING KNEE RAISES: 20 reps
    4. FULL PULL-UPS: 10 reps

    TOTAL: 100 reps


    WOMEN’S TEST


    1. FULL SQUATS: 40 reps
    2. KNEELING PUSH-UPS: 30 reps
    3. HANGING KNEE RAISES: 20 reps
    4. AUSTRALIAN PULL-UPS: 10 reps

    TOTAL: 100 reps
    _____________________________________
    Adrienne Harvey, Senior PCC Instructor, RKC Level 2, CK-FMS, Primal Move National Instructor, Fitness Strategist
    Personal journey blog, recipes, workouts and fun:
    http://www.giryagirl.com

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    Wow! This seems really interesting. Is this "100" done all reps consecutively? If so, the grip will be fried leg raises through pull-ups.

    Also, what depth will the pushups be done to?

    After reading the info, it would be an amazing event to participate in and the knowledge to be gained--invaluable!

    ETA: I'm doing it! I just registered! Now wish me luck comrades that I survive! I'm not too worried about three thirds of the test but I do have to resolve this bicep issue so I can resume pull up training. Five months should be plenty especially with the desire to not embarrass myself ;-)

    I needed a kick in the ass and this is just what I needed. Can't wait to learn from these awesome trainers and finally meet some of the wonderful people here in the DD community!
    Last edited by Chris F.; 12-27-2012 at 07:45 PM.
    CC Resume/Restart 11/29/11
    Pushup step 7, Leg Raise step 10, Pullup step 6, Squat step 7, Bridge step 5(still working Horizontal Rows too)

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    Al_Kavadlo is offline Senior Member
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    Glad to hear you're signed up for the PCC, Chris! I look forward to meeting you!

    As for The Century, the exercises must be performed in succession, though a short break will be allowed between exercises. During the push-ups, you will be required to break 90 degrees along the OUTSIDE of the elbow at the bottom for the rep to count. Each exercise must be completed in a single set, though you will be allowed to pause between reps if you need to as long as you hold the push-up position (or hold onto the bar in the case of the last two exercises.)
    Our only limitations are those which we impose on ourselves.

    http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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