For this post, I bring to you both good news and bad news. I’ll start off with the good news since I just can’t hold it in any longer.
Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote this post, talking about how I was stuck at 3 unasissted chin ups FOREVER, and couldn’t get past that sticking point? Well, boy oh boy, do I have some news for you.
Last Wednesday, I went into the weight room for my upper body lift, and for some reason had a crazy amount of energy. I decided to hop up on to the pull-up bar to start out, just to see what I could do. Well, to my surprise, my first pull-up felt super light, the second still easy, third was a piece of cake… Could it be? Was I going to get past my set of 3? YES! I hit 4! 4 Unassisted Neutral Grip Pullups! And to make it even sweeter, I then followed it up with 2 more sets of 3, and then a set of 2.
This was particularly awesome because up until this point, I had been able to get a set of 3, but had never been able to repeat the 3 on the following sets…I would always drop down to 2, and eventually 1. Well NOT THIS TIME baby. Sets of 4, 3, 3, and 2, and I was feeling pretty good.
Fast forward to Saturday of this past weekend. I was sitting at home getting ready to go to work, and just happened to walk by my pull-up bar. “Well, ok” I thought, and hopped up…. and 5 unassisted chin-ups later, I was dancing around my living room. Not only that, but I promptly followed it up with a second set of 5. How’s that for progress? 2 more full reps in a matter of 5 days. Can’t beat that.
Just goes to show what a little dedication and a lot of hard work can do, because I was starting to think I’d be stuck at 3 for the rest of my life. I’ll describe how I did it in a different post, just in case any of you are trying to increase your pull-ups/chin-ups too!
And now for the bad news…
This is basically my hell week at work. Almost every day this week I’m working anywhere from 10-13 hours, which leaves little to no time for this little bloggy if I want any chance of staying sane. So unless I come across anything that I just can’t wait to post, I’ll be back again next week when I’m on more of a regular schedule. I’ll be writing this week, but I don’t want to stress too much about posting at certain times, etc. Gotta take care of yourself sometimes, right?
So with that, I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and I’ll be back with some good stuff next week, I promise!