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Aaron Van 12-11-2007 11:35 AM

"Angie" Games
 
Does anyone have any strategies for "gaming" Angie?

Of course if you can burn through 100 push-ups and pull-ups without stopping it really doesn't matter :p

Jeremy Mathers 12-11-2007 11:47 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
I just plan on using lots of broken sets with as little rest as possible.

Pullups - sets of 10
Pushups - sets of 10
Situps - sets of 20 probably (will play this by ear)
Squats - hopefully unbroken, maybe a few leg shakes

I hope to have them partitioned so that I spend no more than 10 or 20 seconds resting between sets. My goal is sub 20 minutes.

Kevin McMillan 12-11-2007 01:50 PM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
well partitioning it would make things a bit easier... but is Angie not just suposed to be a burn through one and then move to the other?

Jeremy Mathers 12-11-2007 01:54 PM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin McMillan (Post 226788)
well partitioning it would make things a bit easier... but is Angie not just suposed to be a burn through one and then move to the other?

correct, to do Angie as Rx'd you have to do crank them out in order (100 pullups, 100 pushups, etc.)

I used the term partition just to mean broken sets.

Aaron Van 12-11-2007 08:15 PM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
Looking at the comments on the main page it would seem that most people just try to burn through as best they can taking rests when needed -- which is what I usually do.

Just thought that maybe not going to failure (if you cannot make the full 100 of course) might prove a better time.

Brandon Oto 12-12-2007 12:26 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
Jon Gilson's approach: http://againfaster.squarespace.com/a...g-seconds.html wfs

Brian Degenaro 12-12-2007 03:49 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
My idea of approaching Angie, which is what I'm going to do next time, is do it in a Tabata style until I accumulate 100 reps per exercise.

Steven Low 12-12-2007 04:17 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian Degenaro (Post 227100)
My idea of approaching Angie, which is what I'm going to do next time, is do it in a Tabata style until I accumulate 100 reps per exercise.

Not a bad idea. If you can put up rounds of 20s that's a 10 minute Angie. Well, the pullups will be less and the situps more, generally speaking.

Gant Grimes 12-12-2007 07:56 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
If you can do Tabatas, great. But given the typical output curve, that wouldn't work for me (or 90% of the other CFers).

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Brandon Oto 12-12-2007 09:19 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven Low (Post 227105)
Not a bad idea. If you can put up rounds of 20s that's a 10 minute Angie. Well, the pullups will be less and the situps more, generally speaking.

If you can put up 5 rounds of 20s you can probably do Angie straight through with a kettlebell in your teeth!

Jared Ashley 12-12-2007 09:29 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
I played it by ear, doing sets of however many I thought was difficult but not going to failure, and it looked something like this:

pull-ups 15-10-10-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5

push-ups 30-20-10-10-10-10-10

sit-ups 20-20-10-10-10-10-10-10

squats 100 unbroken

Time was 24:54, pull-up about 9 minutes, squats were 2 1/2 minutes, pushups and situps about 6 minutes each.

Tabata-style makes sense too... if I had done mine that way for the first 3 exercises and put up the numbers displayed here, that'd be a time of about 18 minutes

Oliver Gould 12-12-2007 09:37 AM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
I did it by doing a max set of pullups, getting off the bar and resting a few seconds, then getting back on and doing more pullups, etc. I ended up doing sets of 3 pull seperated by 4 or 5 seconds rest. I did roughly the same thing for pushups but my sets shrank more slowly. Situps were the only thing I really "gamed" by switching foot position (bent leg to straight leg) every 10 reps. Yes I took rests, and yes my sets shortened, but the initial sets were big enough that I still finished with 17:49, which is a good time. I think that while physically pacing yourself might be a good idea, from a mental point of view going max effort and then picking up pieces is a better prep. for getting the whole set.

Aaron Van 12-12-2007 07:50 PM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brandon Oto (Post 227072)

Thanks for the reference that's exactly what I was looking for. Keeping below the lactic threshold makes more sense to me than pushing until failure and having an extended recovery.

Dan Castillo 12-12-2007 08:31 PM

Re: "Angie" Games
 
I've only done "Angie" once. I knocked out as many reps as I could without going to failure and then did them Tabata style. If you could manage 30 to 40 reps of each then the rest is downhill. Obviously I couldn't keep up 20 sec of pull ups after the 1st set. (10-5 at a time) You need someone to keep your time and encourage you throughout. I beleive my time was 16:41?


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