Pull Ups!

Time to talk about my “arch nemesis” the Pull Up!  UGH!  How these things frustrate me!  I have let this ONE exercise beat me so many times over the last 3 years!  I work on them for awhile, and give up!  I figure that maybe my back is just simply never going to be strong enough to do them.

HHHHHMMMMM…..What does that sound like to you?  An EXCUSE?  YEP, Me too!  I know that I do still tend to “baby” my back a bit, but there is still fear there.  I mean seriously….what would happen if I broke the metal/bone fusion?  YIKES!  I don’t even want to think about it!  So there is a REAL reason for my fear, but with continued effort, could I do it?

So over the weekend, I started thinking about this again.  I have overcome SO much.  I do things now that I never in my wildest dreams would have thought that I would ever be able to do.  I survive FIT at Legacy Martial Arts 2-3 times a week for goodness sake!  LOL!  I went through 10 years of pain and immobility that would lead one to think that the action of doing  anything like that would be IMPOSSIBLE!  But I have proved myself wrong there, so why not with the pull ups?  SO…I started back on my quest to do proper pull ups, not just negatives.  I can jump, do a negative and sometimes manage one more.  That is IT!  But now I am setting myself a new goal!  By the end of my challenge(August 11th), I plan to have strengthened my back enough to do at least 3 in a row from a hang.  I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Do you have a fitness “arch nemesis”?  Hit me up on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bodybybrenda1 and we will work on them together.

Hope to see you there!

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