Have been training for a while now. do (assisted) pulls up as part of the weekly routine. have been gradually been getting better, to the point that im on the last (lowest?)weight/assist i can use. yay.
but to be honest. pull ups suck. they hurt. my goal is that within the next two months to do ONE full pull up on my own.
recently, in a random convo with my sister, she was saying how she managed to only do one chin up… i havent tried to do a chin up since i was 8 years old, overweight, and in gym. the teacher eventually took pity on me after i hung there not moving for a few minutes, and let me off.
so imagine my surprise when in the bathrooms at work, i randomly decided to grab hold of the bar across the top of the door and see if i could do one… somehow i went from floor to my chin above the bar… and then again. i’m still not sure how i managed it. everytime i try for one i expect to just keep hanging there like a deadweight, but somehow i find myself up and staring over the bar…
at the gym that arvo i was so excited. my maximum seems to be 6 reps (so far), but all in all i went from not doing any chin ups EVER, to 19 in one day.
when i asked someone why i could do chinups and not pulls up, their only answer was ‘its easier’.
why? why’s it easier? is there a way i can use chin ups to fast track my pull up strength? and what are the benefits/differences of each?