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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:47 pm
You're the inspiration for my wife. She is looking forward to her first pullup also. Anything you would have done differently to get where you are now?
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:35 pm
Thanks! I'm glad that She's wanting to get to work, although there are people here who are TONS more inspirational than I could ever hope to be.
I don't think I would change anything about the way I work out. If I fail to outdo my previous session, i accept it without letting it get me down. I just do what I can and am satisfied with that. I'm not on any sort of time pressure after all.
If there's one thing I would like to do differently is to comment on everyone elses's workout logs more. Knowing that there's a crowd that will read and comment on your workouts makes you sort of accountable... I've been "enjoying" that sort of accountability, but I havne't been returning the favor.
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:37 pm
Congratulations of those pullups Goodluckfox - you have earned them!!
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:57 pm
It's a new (bad) record!
L2D2: 8:50. (3 pullups/7 pushups/13 squats)
I was doing my best to do dead hang pullups. Sometimes I succeeded, more often I had to put my foot on the doorknob or tap my toes against the floor for just a few extra pounds of oomph to get me started.
I also worked on my boat all day long, so I was worn out to start with.
And I STILL have tor read 30 pages for an 8:30 AM class.
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:26 pm
Never mind the time! In my book, D2 is practice day, a workout to practice form and work om max strength. You've practiced proper dead-hang pull ups, it's going to help you a lot this next D3!
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:15 am
The pullups keep coming!
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:20 am
Keep at it you are doing great!
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:28 am
I appear to have injured my foot.
Late last week, i was hobbling around on Thur or Fri, and it hasn't gotten any better. Maybe it's a stone bruise or something... I don't SEE a problem, but it hurts like hell when I put weight on it.
I'm going to the doc after class today. Hooray for school clinics.
I guess I'll just work on pullups and pushups this week.
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:01 pm
careful with the push-ups... take a rest, we all will or have needed a break due to a minor injury.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:34 pm
Started getting perilously close to falling off the front page.
Law school started, and I haven't worked out. But I started back again today.
W11L2D1 22 rounds.
I did pullups every single time. THey weren't QUITE dead-hang; I put myself in a bit of a body row position, and may have given a slight push with my feet. I also switched to girly pushups around 12 or 13 or so.
My weight, chest, and waist are all unchanged since a month ago. I want to change that for the NEXT time I check those numbers in a month.
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:30 am
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:20 am
Dude, your tenacity is awesome! Congrats on that first real pull-up, sorry I missed it.
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:20 pm
I started out strong, running in the rain... I was imagining my own "Rocky"esque montage.
By the end, I was merely tired and soaking wet. Looks better in the movies than in real life.
I wound up walking the last couple of laps, just in an effort to still do 3 miles rather than give up.
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:21 am
Rain? What's that?
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:57 pm
W11 L2D2 3/8/13 pullups/pushups/squats
It was a struggle to get started. My inner child was whining about being tired and depressed blah blah blah.
Now I feel so good that I'm going to clean my fish tank and study for school tomorrow.
(of such simple things are victories made)