The Glover's 3rd Annual "Men of the Harvest" Fitness Challenge

What a ride! Once again it is hard to put into words what it is like to ride a bicycle 160 miles. Your body goes through a full range of emotions. You experience exhilarating highs and mind-warping lows. We all had our moments of frustration. Chuck had four flats and leg cramps. Ken had a sore knee at one point. Demetrius, the amazing star of our ride, had "new riders" frustration. Unbeknownst to Chuck and Ken his longest ride before R.A.I.N. was 25 miles. Oh, he gave it up for the Harvest Girls and WE ARE PROUD OF HIM!!!! Towards the end he even encouraged one rider who was walking because he thought he had nothing left. Demetrius, although empty himself, told the guy to get back on his bike and to just keep pedaling. That rider finished with severe dehydration but found Demetrius just to thank him. When Demetrius crossed the finish line and just before taking his medal he pointed to the heavens, got off his bike, kneeled down, and kissed the ground.

"While we care about the welfare of all youth we just demonstrated that men ought to be the first to give a helping hand to the most endangered of society....inner-city young women. We know these young ladies will not forget and will be the first to seek to help others and demand that their own male children act as protectors of women."

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  1. Why are we choosing to help this way? We have been extremely blessed to simply endure and enjoy the rigors of athletics.
  2. Are we not already fit? So how is this a challenge? We do not routinely do 160 mile cycling rides, lift weights, and then run stadium stairs so we will be challenged. We were motivated by the goal of raising money for HG. PLEASE DONATE by clicking here!
  3. Why the Harvest Girls? Chuck has a daughter who continually helps him to see the important role men can play in helping young ladies blossom. In this case we can help bring in the money needed to fund the great work that is being done.

The "Warmup" (Day 1)
160 Miles of Leg-Burning Cycling (We All Finished)

The "Workout" Results (Day 2 * Due to leg fatigue Demetrius, a non-cyclist, did not participate in Day 2's events)

Chuck's Results

  1. Leg Press (12 reps x 600 lbs, 12 reps x 700 lbs, 12 reps x 800 lbs, 12 reps x 855 lbs, 12 reps x 900 lbs = 46,260 lbs) 
  2. Hack Squat (2 sets of 12 reps x 500 lbs, 1 set of 14 reps x 500 lbs = 19,000 lbs)
  3. Romanian Dead Lifts (1 set of 10 reps x 270 lbs, 1 set of 12 reps x 360 lbs, 1 set of 14 reps x 360 lbs = 12,060 lbs)
  4. Leg Curls (1 set of 10 reps x 175 lbs,  2 sets of 14 reps x 185 lb= 6,930 lbs)
  5. Hip Abductors (1 set of 10 reps x 310 lbs, 2 sets of 15 reps x 310 lbs= 12,400 lbs)
  6. Hip Adductors (1 set of 16 reps x 310 lbs,  1 set of 20 reps x 310 lbs, 1 set of 10 reps x 310 lbs = 14,260 lbs)
Total Weight Moved = 110,910 lbs  (Exceeded the goal weight amount of 76,950 lbs)

Ken's Results

  1. Leg Press (12 reps x 420 lbs, 12 reps x 520 lbs, 12 reps x 620 lbs, 12 reps x 720 lbs = 27,360 lbs)
  2. Hack Squat (2 sets of 12 reps x 500 lbs, 1 set of 15 reps x 500 lbs = 19,500 lbs)
  3. Romanian Dead Lifts (1 set of 10 reps x 270 lbs, 1 set of 12 reps x 180 lbs 1 set of 14 reps x 180 lbs = 7,380 lbs)
  4. Leg Curls (1 set of 10 reps x 75 lbs,  1 set of 30 reps x 65 lbs, 1 set of 30 reps x 85 lbs = 5,250 lbs)
  5. Hip Abductors (1 set of 30 reps x 110 lbs,  1 set of 25 reps x 110 lbs, 1 set of 20 reps x 200 lbs = 7,380 lbs)
  6. Hip Adductors (1 set of 20 reps x 110 lbs,  1 set of 30 reps x 110 lbs, 1 set of 30 reps x 170 lbs = 10,600 lbs)
Total Weight Moved = 77,470 lbs (Exceeded the goal weight amount of 76,950 lbs)

The "Cool Down" (Day 2)
60 Flights of Stairs for Chuck and 55 Flights of Stairs for Ken at Avon's Intermediate School East Stadium

As promised at least one of us participated in and completed the requirements of all three events. PLEASE DONATE by clicking here!