My relationship with the pull up..

I admit that my pull ups have gotten kind of ragged as of late…weight gain? Weakness? We’ll see. But for now…when I attempt a set, AFTER being warmed up, my first few look nice and high:

(from earlier in the year).

But on my final sets..oh my…this was 45 to 50…still don’t quite fully trust the shaky bar.

My fat gut gets in the way, but as you can see, I seem to want to center my body directly under the bar so as to keep my slightly unstable apparatus stable. I’ll have to work on finding stuff to shim it with.

And that is the thing will pull ups; there isn’t a standard definition. By some people’s standard, no reps counted (ok, I was toward the end and tired).

This guy wins competitions though I suppose some might not like it as he looks up all of the way:

I might try some of these.

Workout ok, 51 reps in singles (some with 10 count rests), 3’s and 5’s. Better than Wednesday but I need some work..and I need to lose a bit of weight too.

Bench press: 10 x 134, 3 x 184 (light pause), 3 x 174 (missed no. 4), 4 x 170, 5 x 165 (had to grind out rep 5) Thank you spotting pins!

rows: 4 sets of 10 x 134

shoulder presses: seated, 2 sets of 10 x 48, then 2 sets of 8 x ??? I am calling it 96 (10 kg, 6 kg on each side, 10 kg bar? 1 kg for each collar)

Push ups: 40, 30, 10.

Head stand.

Note: did my usual back and later, rolled my left glute.

I am going to have to get a bit stricter with eating as I cannot do distance ..yet.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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