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!