A bar too far

Let me set the scene. You are a few years shy of 40. Up to and including college, you were in fighting shape, and could throw down 30 or 40 dips then drop to the floor and do 50 or so push ups. You decide you want to humiliate yourself. What should you do?

I found that buying the Creative Fitness Door Gym was a great approach. Because, you know, I thought pull-ups would be a nice addition to my in-home workout. Works flawlessly as advertised. The only problem being I don’t work as advertised anymore.


  1. Peter
    Feb 18, 2008

    Maybe you need some new ad people. Seriously, when did we get so close to 40?

  2. Melissa
    Feb 19, 2008

    I have seriously considered the ab lounger several times. I’ve stopped myself just as they’re asking for my credit card number.

  3. Mom/Ruth
    Feb 19, 2008

    Hmmm… I though you were going to write about your interest in home brewing systems.

  4. Nick Chamberlain
    Feb 23, 2008

    I know how you feel. I am trying to teach my boys 6 1/2 and 8 1/2 how to do pushups for their TaeKwanDo classes and the most I can do in a row are 5 then I have to switch to my knees(girl style – but I don’t tell the boys that) in order to do another 5.

    And yes it’s me from Kwaj.

  5. Jay
    Feb 23, 2008

    So I’m reading the comment, and the whole time I’m thinking, “Is that Nick from Kwaj???”

    Great to hear from you!