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.

working on the pull up

Yeah, I know; it has been a long time since I talked about anything of importance here; during the COVID 19 pandemic this has been more or less a workout journal.

Yeah, things are going relatively poorly, with respect to COVID 19 so keeping track of my workouts has kept my emotions occupied. And well, I am finishing up some math stuff.

Note: knee has felt great almost all day.

Warm up: 5 minutes bike, assorted glue exercises including 1 leg bridge, clam shell, hip hikes, etc. And yes, the usual rotator cuff

mostly outside today:
pull ups: focus on getting my chin over the bar; NO BAD REPS today; 7, 7, 8, 8, 5 (narrow), 6, 4, 5, 4 (chin) 4 (wide) 3 for 61 total, plus a few demos for photos.

shoulder presses: 3 sets of 10, one awful set of 1, then 1 more of 10 with 44 lb. dumbbells.
single arm rows: 5 sets with 60
push ups: (deficit) 4 sets of 15, 1 of 10
goblet partial squats (working down, upright torso, knees over toes: 5 sets of 5 with 22 (learning the motion). One time I went a bit too deep.

trap bar deadlifts: 10 x 184, 10 x 211 (went very well)

Pull ups:

Yes, chin all the way over the bar today. Now to work on squeezing those elbows back.