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MY 40TH BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE

*ORIGINALLY POSTED JANUARY 10, 2013.

I hit the big 4-0 last October and I wanted to enter my forties in a strong fashion. After a week of meditating on what I would do, I came up with the 40kg/40th Birthday Challenge. The rules were simple, a single 40kg (88 pound) kettebell clean and press per arm, on the minute for 40 minutes. Prior to my birthday, I had pressed the 40 for a max of 3x5. It was daunting at the start but I went to work.

I don't fear age. It is truly a state of mind and one can train their body to match the mindset. This challenge is not something I would have been able to do in my teens, twenties or the majority of my thirties.

Now go set up your own challenge and start training.

Enjoy.

-Fury

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