So yesterday I decided to work on some pull-ups. I got in several great workouts this week so I was kinda questioning why I felt like working out again, but I was feeling good so I went with it. As you may know one of my goals (new years resolutions) is to get stronger and complete more Pull Ups.
Obviously I need to make extra time to increase my back strength so I decided to whip out the Pull Up Bar and complete a short workout before my Boot Camp class last night.
I did a jumping pull-up with a slow descend (as slow as I could go) my release was super slow for the first set… and by the last set I felt like I couldn’t hang on anymore. I guess that’s the point right?
(This is a picture of me slowly starting to descend)
After my first set I texted Marc.. even I need motivation sometimes.
It was the PUSH that I needed to continue through the pain.
So needless to say, I got in a great back workout but after my boot camp class my arms were SHOT.
I literally couldn’t lift them up!! “Mission Accomplished,” I guess!??!!?
I even managed to snap a picture of Marc working on his Pull ups. He makes them look SO much better
This workout is great for anyone who would like to increase their Pull Up Strength. If you are curious here is the workout:
Pull Ups with slow release.
Set #1: 5 repetitions
Set #2: 4 Repetitions
Set #3: 3 Repetitions
Set #4: 2 Repetitions
Set #5: 1 Repetition
That last rep was tough and I think I deserve a day off from exercise today! I actually attempted to do some pull ups this morning and you know what…. my arms wouldn’t function. There’s a sign right there not to do anything.
Oh and there’s snow outside so that’s another reason to rest!
I am super pumped it’s Friday. Tonight I am going to an 80’s Concert to celebrate one of my best friend Megan’s 30th Birthday. I am looking forward to a night out with Marc and all of our friends!!
What do you have planned for the weekend?
Are you good at Pull ups?