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The Madson Birthday Challenge

I wanted to develop a challenge that would be equal for all experienced athletes that are the optimum weight for their height, and still give the younger athletes a chance to compete against us "old guys."  I call it "The Madson Birthday Challenge."

It is based on your age, and five "body weight" related exercises that must be completed within 25 minutes.  Click on each photo to enlarge.

Exercise #1:

Your age in pull-ups.  I'm 48.

Your age in pull-ups

Exercise #2:

Your age in dips.  I'm still 48.

Your age in dips

Exercise #3:

Twice your age in push-ups.  That's 96 for me.

Twice your age in push-ups

Exercise #4:

Climb a 16' peg board, twice in a row.

Climb a 16' peg board, twice

Exercise #5:

A true "one-handed" pull-up, with each hand.

A true one-handed pull-up, each hand A true one-handed pull-up, each hand A true one-handed pull-up, each hand A true one-handed pull-up, each hand

Again, all 5 must be completed within 25 minutes.

If you can successfully do this challenge, then please call or email me, because I would like to congratulate you.

The restoration of a 1952 Madson:

That's me, of course!  I used to restore old cars into high performance vehicles for about $25,000 by putting in a bigger engine, beefing up the suspension, and giving it a new paint job.  So, last year I decided to restore myself.  I read the "Body for Life" book, I wrote down a plan, and followed it.  With the right kind of workout, nutritional diet, and supplementation, I now have the experiences of a 48-year-old, the body of a 24-year-old, and the imagination of a 12-year-old that hasn't realized the boundaries of reality.

Below are before-and-after photos of my 12-week E.A.S. transformation (Experimental and Applied Sciences).  Click on each photo to enlarge.

My Cave Man pictures:

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If you think these pictures are touched up because they are too good to be true, thank you for the compliment!


Other life transformations and adversities:

1.) Was extremely poor as a child.  Our father left us when I was in the third grade.  I now own a very successful corporation.
2.) Was the smallest kid on our high school football team, at 135 lbs.  I played starting right tackle.
3.) Transformed a Model A Coupe, rebuilding it completely from the ground up, into the fastest car around, before I graduated from high school.
4.) Was one of the smallest kids on the high school wrestling team, was voted Most Valuable Player, Team Captain, and helped coach our state champion after I graduated.
5.) Started my own Welding & Maintenance business at a rate of $6.00 per hour.  Retired at a rate of $42.00 in 1989 as the highest paid welder.
6.) Worked as a Nuclear Code Welder at Fairbanks Morse, and received four labor grade raises in four months, in a union shop!
7.) I had one of the best marriages with 2 great children.  Unfortunately, my wife divorced me because I was a workaholic.  I still managed to help raise 2 really great children.
8.) Completed Antony Robin's "Personal Power" 30 day program to unlimited success, and "Personal Power Weekend."
9.) Started my "Madson Crossfire Distributor Cap" business with less than $1,000 and successfully competed against the multi-million dollar Moroso corporation that made the "Corrector Cap" distributor.
10.) Transformed my lawn mower into a 40 MPH racing machine and made the "Madson Pro Street Lawnmower Video."  It is now being used as a teaching aid in Industrial Art classes all over the United States.
11.) Transformed my mom's completely-worn-out 1985 4-door Cadillac Fleetwood into a 12 second quarter mile racing machine.  It is as fast as a new ZR1 Corvette or Dodge Viper in the quarter mile.
12.) Transformed my 16-aspirin-per-day wreck of a body into a Body of Work in only 12 weeks.

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