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Old 04-04-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Can someone explain the Filthy Fifty to me??? I've read on how difficult it is, but can't seem to find a description. Thanks, guys!
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

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Old 04-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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An explanation isn't going to do what experience will for you.
Give it a try. Then you can post how it made you feel.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Also sometimes known as the "Father's Day 500" for its 500 total reps and its first appearance on Sunday, June 19th, 2005.

Done all out, I think it was supposed to make the fathers among us appreciate what giving birth might be a little bit like . . .
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:38 PM   #5
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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what is the "fathers day 500"
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:33 PM   #7
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Sigh . . .

Ok, the workout shown above in this thread:

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

goes by a couple of different names.

One is the "Filthy Fifty" or "Filthy Fifites", based on the 50 reps done for each exercise.

Another is the "Father's Day 500", based on 500 total reps, and the fact that it first appeared on Fathers Day in June 2005. That name isn't much in common use anymore, but you will find some references to it in other threads.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:37 AM   #8
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...Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't paying attention. I was thinking that the fathers day 500 is another workout. Although, very familiar with the filthy fifties. I still like the name "Chuck Norris" for it, and it is reffered to as such in these parts. Thank you and have a good day.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:29 AM   #9
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Yeah, that workout is so burned in our memories that everyone wants to give it a specific name to memorialize our pain.

The first time it came out, my wife claimed it was to teach fathers something about childbirth, but I think you have to go *really* hard to approximate that, and (strictly as an observer of childbirth labor) I suspect it still doesn't come close.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:07 AM   #10
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i believe this workout is intended to be done specifically as written, 50 subsequent reps of each exercise, BUT i have yet to do this in under 40 minutes and without multiple broken sets. the knees-to-elbows and burpees are absolute killers and cost so much time because i feel like i have to shut down and rest/breath every few reps on those exercises by the time i get to them. i think i could do it all under 40 mins, and definitely more fluidly, if i broke it into rounds such as 21/15/9/5 for all excercises. the idea would be to eventually go to 25/15/10 then 30/20, etc.

is anybody doing this or has anybody tried it? do any of you that can already knock this out completely have an opinion on this approach?
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