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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Palette's Pull-Up Progress, Part 2
So exactly a month ago I posted that I had purchased a pull-up bar and had begun doing the exercises needed to build up enough strength to do a single, solitary pull-up.

I'm still doing the chair-assisted pull-up exercises, because I'm weak. But here's the progress I've made:

It's cheating (because it's not proper form nor a proper pull-up), but if I grab the perpendicular handles and jump, bringing my knees to my chest I can indeed pull myself up to where the bar is somewhere between my nose and my chin. More importantly, I have the strength to slowly lower myself down from this position.

Mind you, I don't have the strength to do this again for several hours, but it's more than I could do before.

If we're taking proper form into account, then the best I can do is pull myself about 6-8 inches off the ground. Considering that this time last month I couldn't even lift my body off the ground, this is a significant improvement.

Baby steps!

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