I saw this on Stumptuous today
And speaking of form and function...
...looks like the shorties are finally getting a break, at least when it comes to pullups.
Sekerak RJ, Zimmermann KP. "Chin-up strength tests: does stature matter?" Journal of Sports and Medicine in Physical Fitness, vol. 48 no. 1 (March 2008):37-42. Link to abstract
Abstract: Many organizations place high value on employee physical fitness and use standardized physical fitness tests (PFT) to quantify it. The chin-up strength test is an example of such a test. Participants' anecdotal reports raise some concern that the latter is inherently biased against tall individuals. A demonstration that tall individuals are less likely than short individuals to achieve maximum score on a chin-up strength test, and modified scoring tables that equalize this likelihood across the stature range are sought. Statistical analysis shows that short individuals are more likely to achieve maximum chin-up test scores.
Link to the abstract
Posted: February 6, 2008 9:05 am
I knew it all along. But I am not going to let it stand in my way. No Siree. I am well into my Ranger Leo pullup program! Thanks again for that Leo.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin