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Iron Johnny Wander!

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 23:32 by Ananth in response to get ripped quick

Oh man I think I am almost back to normal ... I haven't been this sick in a while. Yuko's been mega-sweet and totally patient while she takes care of me ... thanks babe!

Oh oh so we got one of those Iron Gym pull-up bars! The way they're set up, utilizing weight and counter-weight, it's pretty slick! Also, awesome to have around. I'll be working, and if I'm taking a break or I need to think a problem out, I can go do a couple of pull-ups in the meantime. It's also become an unspoken rule that if you walk by the pull-up bar, you've got to do at least try doing some pull-ups. 

Whether or not we'll "Get Ripped ... Quick!" remains to be seen, though. I'll keep you posted! In the meantime, tea and bed for me ... 


Oh man, we used to have one

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Wed, 04/08/2009 - 23:49

Oh man, we used to have one of those. I used to do mad rips.

And by rips, I mean sat on the couch and ate a pizza.

Hirarious comic!

...hilarious. Hilarious.

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Wed, 04/08/2009 - 23:49

...hilarious. Hilarious.

I was the proudest tiny,

Comment by Kim (not verified) Wed, 04/08/2009 - 23:49

I was the proudest tiny, Asian girl when in gym class, I performed two pullups! And then my teacher turned around and said, "Wait, I missed it, can you do it again?"

I must come over and try

Comment by markymark (not verified) Wed, 04/08/2009 - 23:57

I must come over and try that thing out.


Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 00:06

We will also incidentally be doing that thing where we work on our abs at the same time due to the bending of our legs because of our height and such.


Comment by kyle (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 00:28

dont feel bad yuko i can do swim faster and longer than many of the people i know (many of whom are swimmers) but i can never do a pull up or climb that dumb rope YARG

Never could do pull-ups...

Comment by t//B (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 00:46

Never could do pull-ups... Somehow genetically all my muscles went to my legs.

Same here

Comment by Naktarr (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 19:06

My arms are puny things, my legs... well someone in the know about leg muscles saw my knees and went O_O due to the muscle.
^^ I pack a mean kick.

And the title made me think

Comment by Sovy Kurosei (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 01:21

And the title made me think it would be a cooking related.

it's the look of determination is all you need!

Comment by Kei (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 03:56

Love the look on John and Conrad's face :D

But, don't Conrad have to duck to walk through doorways normally?

Oh man, chin-ups

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 04:57

I wouldn't feel bad if I were Yuko.

When I joined the service, I could do tons of sit ups and push ups. Then the drill sergeant said, "Duckman! Get your a$$ over here and do some chin-ups."

The present leader in chin-ups looked worried and the group held their breath until I lept up and tried to do ONE chin up. And failed. Miserably. Because my upper arm strength suuuu-cked!

Eventually, if you work at it, it becomes easier. So don't give in to them! YOU CAN DO EET!!!

Oh man, I remember the phys

Comment by Yume (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 04:58

Oh man, I remember the phys ed tests we had to do every year in gym. Girls didn't even have to do one full pull-up to pass; I think half of one got you through. Let's just say I only passed that one by the skin of my teeth.... D:

Arms of flab

Comment by Farren (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 05:22

Poor Yuko. You look, so cute trying to pull yourself up. I'm pretty sure my girlfriend would look just like that.

Now because you're so short, did you have to jump, get lifted, or use a chair to reach the bar?

But don't feel bad. I think I can only squeeze out two or three of them.

I remember the gym class tests too. So long ago, when I was young and much less round than I am now. I think my record was 10 pull-ups.


Comment by Aido Fri, 04/10/2009 - 09:31

 ... I have to jump. ._.

... ten pullups while

Comment by eleriel (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 05:53

... ten pullups while 'almost normal' (two other words for 'still sick' ;)
yeah. you win.

Oh, no way - that's

Comment by Ananth Thu, 04/09/2009 - 11:30

Oh, no way - that's definitely while I'm not sick. I don't dare go near it right now ... I'll just make myself sicker. 


Comment by JSRadio (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 06:00

I'm in the same boat as Yuko. I cannot do pull-ups for the life of me.

One chin up and hold it.

Comment by KimbaChan (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 07:32

I remember part of our phy-ed crap in school, we had to hold your chin over the bar and see how long you can hold it. I was really tiny in school, so I held for like 50-60 seconds. Most students could only hold it for like 5-15 seconds. I know I can't do it now...I'm still small, but I have no arm strength.

Chin ups are the devil.

Comment by Bec (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 08:03

I used to do gymnastics and would compete in the uneven parallels... as a result, I could do mad chin ups.

In gym class, however, because I was a girl who could do chin ups and none of the others really could, people were convinced something was wrong with me.


Tea and bed nothing!

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 08:23

You need to take a lap! Don't be talkin' no jibber-jabber! You need to be doing some roadwork!

 Hahaha, ROB I THINK MR. T

Comment by Ananth Thu, 04/09/2009 - 11:31


Dude, He's Peering at You Through the Interwebs

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Fri, 04/10/2009 - 03:36

You better start running.



Comment by Sarah (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 09:10

I hated those phys ed tests SO MUCH in grade school. It always involved me getting up in front of the class and failing to do a chin-up.


Comment by Dr. Mike Wendell (not verified) Sat, 04/11/2009 - 09:58

Ditto. All my strength is in my legs. Never even came close.

It's funny, I remember once

Comment by Cowdog (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 09:26

It's funny, I remember once when I was at OMSI(Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), they had this exibit about human body mechanics. There was this pull-up bar where they would time how long you could hold yourself up for. This ripped bodybuilder guy stayed on for quite awhile, but then his time got completely blown away by an 8-year old girl.

The explanation was that the bodybuilder had far more weight to hold up compared to how much muscle mass there was available to do the holding.

Moral of the story: Yuko, you have no excuses for being such a wimp. ^_^

If Yuko held onto Ananth do

Comment by PHIL!!! (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 09:50

If Yuko held onto Ananth do you think he could do 10 3/4 pull-ups??? He would be unstoppable.

Pull ups

Comment by Jared (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 09:53

Never could do pull ups. I actually remember back in high school I had weight training class my senior year. The coach and I got along great and made fun of each other a lot. When it came time for the last set of physical fitness test I told him that after the last pull up test, I would be attempting to use that skill a lot less frequently than what my first period class was teaching me. What was my first period class? Calculus. And he agreed with that sentiment. He still laughed when I couldn't do a single pull up after having had his class two years in a row.

Don't worry Yuko

Comment by Chris (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 11:23

If you're in a situation where you need to do a pullup or equivalent activity, (like pulling yourself up over a wall while running from a zombie horde ala Left4Dead) that extra 1/4 will come through from adrenaline. So don't you worry you'll be JUST FINE! ^_^

No big deal

Comment by Aperture (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 13:46

I can only do about 3 pullups myself.

Awww... don't worry

Comment by Jessie (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 15:10

Seriously.... I can't even get THAT far. I only get up to... well... actually I can't pull myself up at all. I'm more of a lower body strength person, not upper body, heh.

I Wish That I Had Jessie Girl's Lower Body Strength

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Fri, 04/10/2009 - 03:40

I'm old. I don't have much strength left in me.

Seriously, though, it was sad day when I couldn't do one pull up. My drill instructor said, "Duckman, you have totally let me down."

By the end of Basic Training, I could do 15.

I can't let ANYONE down. It's my super power.

Haha, it cropped up a few

Comment by Ananth Sat, 04/11/2009 - 09:44

Haha, it cropped up a few years ago! Wow, it is pretty out of date. XD 

Thanks for the reminder though!


Comment by Elliotte (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 22:36

awww Yuko, don't feel bad: my older cousin has one of those things and I can't even /reach/ it to do the pullup! I have to jump a little, and then due to my terrible depth perception I invariably miss the bar.


Comment by shatteredcross (not verified) Fri, 04/10/2009 - 08:46

This comic more than speaks to me. It is a sign. I've been working out like mad and can do anything my personal trainer yells at me to do.... except pull ups.

They're the cliff to my Wile E. Coyote.

I'm 5'10. 256lbs. and by the end of the month. I'm doing a pull up. Even if it kills me, and everyone in the gym to do it.

Dude yes!! You gotta do it!!

Comment by Ananth Sat, 04/11/2009 - 09:43

Dude yes!! You gotta do it!! REPORT BACK IN A MONTH!!

What a coincedence.

Comment by Clownings (not verified) Fri, 04/10/2009 - 12:49

I just got my Iron Gym on the 6th, and as I'm reading this, I wonder, "Is that an Iron Gym?"
It seems that every comic or flash animation website somehow relates to my life in such a timely fashion.

you're got the powah

Comment by Louis (not verified) Fri, 04/10/2009 - 16:41

Ananth, as the leader of the pack, I think it's high time you stepped up... behind-the-neck pullups, man! Let's see how many you can do of THOSE.

When you get better, of course. When everybody gets better. Or when everybody's a zombie and it doesn't matter anymore ):

Oh gosh no, Conrad is leader

Comment by Ananth Sat, 04/11/2009 - 09:43

Oh gosh no, Conrad is leader of the pack. It's my job to punch anyone who disagrees with him. 


Comment by Louis (not verified) Sun, 04/12/2009 - 03:02

Conrad, leader of the pack? And can't do the most pullups? You'll be punching me now, but hahaha! Although I suppose that is a pretty manly scowl he's got going on this comic.


Comment by conrad Sun, 04/12/2009 - 11:54

... get him.


Comment by Louis (not verified) Sun, 04/12/2009 - 16:22

... I'm a her.


Comment by Ananth Mon, 04/13/2009 - 00:34



Comment by Louis (not verified) Mon, 04/13/2009 - 18:51


I got one of those for

Comment by Jim (not verified) Sun, 04/12/2009 - 09:06

I got one of those for Christmas. I'm pretty limber so I use it to do hanging sit-ups.

Note: If anyone who reads this tries to do a hanging sit-up DO NOT place your hands behind you head are you WILL injure your neck. Instead cross your arms over your chest like a mummy.

Lovin it

Comment by Brian (not verified) Mon, 04/13/2009 - 03:09

I love how Conrad and John look so determined, yet Ananth looks like he's saying "yeah, I just did ten pull ups. So what?"

Didn't read the package

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 04/18/2009 - 02:30

I bought one of those thinking, "Yeah that will be a good way to work out and not leave the apartment," but then I put it together and realized that it didn't fit the door to my room. Luckily the bathroom actually has a 32" door frame or I really would have wasted my money.

Multiple uses

Comment by r3v3rend (not verified) Tue, 05/12/2009 - 09:21

Definitely use it in the different ways that the inside leaflet suggests. Theyre great for elevated and over extension pushups, leg raises, and mini dip bars.
Of course the whole get ripped quick idea will only happen if a regime of cardio and alternate strength training is included.

Those are chin ups not

Comment by Yakri (not verified) Thu, 03/18/2010 - 15:13

Those are chin ups not pull-ups!

Sorry... Fitness geek...

Back to reading the cute and awesome comic...

Is John even off the

Comment by Elkian (not verified) Mon, 06/28/2010 - 19:40

Is John even off the ground?

Poor Yuko, I'm the same but I have about twice as much to actually pull -_-'


Comment by Katie (not verified) Wed, 06/30/2010 - 11:23


At first I could only do two but now I'm up to seven!!! Keep it up Yuko!