I am a female who is 5 foot 4 inches tall and 132 pounds. At the beginning of June, with the help of a personal trainer, I started seriously training. I spent a lot of the time working on correcting my form with low weights and am now focused on building strength and muscle. My commitment and enthusiasm grows with each training session.
I decided that it is time to start to set goals for myself and the first one is to attempt an unassisted chin up on Monday. I have been doing assisted chin ups on the graviton and have been decreasing the counterbalance by ten pounds per week for the last three weeks. This afternoon, I managed 3 sets of 8 reps at level 8, which I interpret to mean that the machine is lifting 80 pounds of my weight.
I’m a little nervous about it as I’m afraid that I may be unrealistic about this and worry that if it doesn’t go well, it may deter me from setting firm future goals. I am hoping to hear how other people’s first attempts at chin ups went, particularly women.