I’ve Got Pull-Ups on My Mind

The Plan: Pull-Ups

This year I am bound and determined to do 5 FULL, dead-weight pull-ups. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but have you tried to do just one lately?!? They’re extremely challenging for anyone, male or female, at any fitness level…that includes me!.

I’m always pushing myself and setting new goals. In my head I feel like I can do anything, buuuut…apparently I have some limits too.

The first time I went to do one I was like “yea…I’ve got this” Nope! I really didn’t move much at all. It takes some serious back strength to get moving upwards.

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I really don’t like not being able to do things so decided to start working on them in two ways:

1. Isometric holds for 30seconds with my elbows at 90 degrees

                                                       2. Jumping pull-up’s to strengthen throughout the full range of motion


The Pain:

I consider myself pretty dang strong. I lift heavy weights regularly, like squatting 110lbs heavy, I have great endurance and I just assumed these would come naturally. I’ve NEVER been so sore or so wrong in my life!

It takes some serious pain for me to take anything. Advil is definitely my go-to when I’m sore because it will help reduce the inflammation that’s happening around those muscles you never knew you had. 2 every 4 hours for that first day helped me recover so much faster and back to training.

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The awesome people at Advil recently reached out to me and sent me a bottle. Couldn’t have come at a better time! When it comes to sharing products, they have to be things I personally use and love. It’s honestly the only thing I’ll use besides icing when I’m in post-workout pain!


The Progress:

 

I’m now up to 1 full pull-up! Woohoo! It’s a small victory, but I’ll take it! I know you guys have seen some of my training on SnapChat and I PROMISE I will show you my pull-up’s once I have all 5 solid! Baby steps…

 

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kathy
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kathy

id like to get fit

Trish Michaud
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Trish Michaud

Pain free, Let’s do this!

Nikki tillott
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Nikki tillott

Can’t wait to go outside pain free

Brenda
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Brenda

Very good and the best thing ever
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Joyce
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Joyce

I take Advil dsily, just t to get thru 8 hours at work

Tracy
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Tracy

Me too!!!! I have Lupus and I can’t make it through a day without Advil!

Melissa
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Melissa

I would love to strengthen my back after breaking it almost 3 years ago so that I can endure a 20 minute workout without stopping.

tameala
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tameala

i need to start getting fit

Cathy Barash
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Cathy Barash

I would love to be able to walk up a flight of stairs normally. Then move on to stair climbing as an exercise to strengthen my knees and leg muscles.

Erin Fryfreeman
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I would love to be able to work out again and not be in pain during and afterwards.

Diane Lane
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Diane Lane

I WOULD LOVE TO GET FIT

Suzy
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I keep seeing these at my Goodwill, I think I’m gonna snag one next time I see one!