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I hopped on the pull-up bar for the first time in over a year today..... (Read 74 times)

LRB


Dreamer

     

     

     

     

     

    "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

    happylily


      Are you ok? Big grin

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     


      Bad Ass

        I take it didn't go well?

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        LRB


        Dreamer

          I was just messing around at work, I did 2 then 4, but they were ugly as hell!

           

          Before I started training for my first marathon, I did sets of 15 like it was nothing, and sometimes as high as 25 and I was 20 lbs heavier.

           

          I'm gonna get back into those, I couldn't even tell you why I stopped.  It really is a great exercise.

          "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."


          Will run for scenery.

            Uh, Ric, you do know you're not supposed to hop on it.  Don't you ?

            Stupid feet!

            Stupid elbow!

            LRB


            Dreamer

              Uh, Ric, you do know you're not supposed to hop on it.  Don't you ?

               

               

              Is that where I went wrong?  Dang, I knew something wasn't right!

              "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

              happylily


                Our of curiosity, LRB, how many consecutive pushups can you do at the moment?

                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                LRB


                Dreamer

                  Our of curiosity, LRB, how many consecutive pushups can you do at the moment?

                   

                  I have no idea, I haven't done any strength training in ages.  Hmm, let's try it...

                  "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                  happylily


                    Get back to me with the result, please.

                    PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                            Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                    4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                    LRB


                    Dreamer

                      Get back to me with the result, please.

                       

                      32 right off the couch, controlled and fluid.  Not sure what it was at my peak because I was bench press guy.

                      "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                      MtnBikerChk


                      running is bad for you

                        Get back to me with the result, please.

                         

                        He's still working on it.......

                        happylily


                           

                          He's still working on it.......

                           

                          Big grin

                           

                          Rick, I'll try the pull-up bar tomorrow at the gym. I've never done it, so I probably can't even do one. But I've been working on my pushups, so I'm curious to see how that translates on the pull-up bar.

                          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                          4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                          scappodaqui


                          rather be sprinting

                            LOL!  I tried pullups today too and also failed abysmally.  (I did 3 x 3 chinups, but wide-grip pullups are SO FREAKING HARD).  It's amazing how specific the movement is.

                             

                            But being lighter will help once you get used to it again!

                            PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

                            Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

                            LRB


                            Dreamer

                              LOL!  I tried pullups today too and also failed abysmally.  (I did 3 x 3 chinups, but wide-grip pullups are SO FREAKING HARD).  It's amazing how specific the movement is.

                               

                              I cannot do wide grip pull ups at all, only shoulder width.  I am also stronger doing chin-ups (palms facing inward) than with pull-ups (palms facing away).

                              "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                                Let's be clear about "pull-ups."  I'll bet there aren't 10 people on the planet who can do more than 20 true pull-ups.  A "true" pull-up means legs straight, body straight, and pull straight up with the arms.  You can put boards three inches to the front and back of the person and no part of the body should touch.  Ain't no cross fit kip ups which primarily exercise the momentum muscle.  Good luck finding that one in an anatomy book.

                                Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                                Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                                Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

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