We’re now gearing up for the 2015 version of ffMASSIVE, ffVC’s annual conference as part of SXSW. If you’d like to participate as a sponsor or in some other capacity, definitely please contact my colleague Katie Frankel, katie(at)ffvc.com !
Last year at ffMASSIVE, we held an on-stage pushup contest and Indiegogo fundraiser. All proceeds went to Virtual Enterprises International. VEI is an in-school, live, global business simulation that offers students the development of skills in entrepreneurship, communication, personal finance, and technology. I was happy to see a great group of contestants last time, below. I’d love to see them repeat; details to come if we hold another pushup challenge.
- Lori Cheek, Founder/CEO, Cheekd
- Jonathon Ende, CEO, Seamlessdocs.com
- Michael Gold, Founder & CEO at Empirical.ly, and the inspiration for the contest
- Brian Wang, cofounder/CEO, Fitocracy
Thanks to everyone again for participating! To avoid embarrassing anyone, I will refrain from reporting who won.
If you’re seeking some inspiration for your training: I get a lot of ideas for workouts from bodyweight exercise videos. I’ve been fortunate to get to the point of doing a lot of the pushups in this video:
If you want a challenge at another level, check out these, some of which I’m skeptical I’ll execute even if I allocated a lot more time to training:
Lastly, the best example of both strength and grace that I’ve found is Simonster: