That’s right. THIS GIRL.
Now, I will say, they were with the strongest assistance band at my Box (CrossFitRVA if anyone’s interested), but I DID them. 60 of them. 1. then 2. then 3. and so on and so forth, until I got to 10. (also had power cleans in there too, scaled the same way but backwards.) So it was 1 pull up, 10 power cleans. 2 pull ups, 9 power cleans, and so on a so forth. So my last ‘set’ had 10 pull ups. Totalling 60.
Which leads me to say that it obviously wasn’t that I couldn’t do pull ups before. It was a mental thing. It was all in my head. I’m sure if I had tried to do a pull up with good form with an assistance band last week, I could have. But I kept telling myself I couldn’t, so I didn’t even try.
Today, I figured what the hell, if I can’t do it, no big deal, I’ll just stick with ring rows until I can get them. So I tried. And I got one. And I was like, well that wasn’t so hard (like I said…strongest assistance band), so then I got 2. and I kept going. I had to take a break a few times in those sets, but I DID IT. I did it because I told myself I could do it and if I couldn’t, it was okay. I just needed to TRY.
One of the lovely girls at my box challenged me to also try a box jump. At that point (and still now) picking up my water bottle is quite the challenge (you should have seen me cutting my meat for lunch…hah my arms are still shaking) so I told her maybe tomorrow. I know it is all in my head.
But I can do it. And I did it. And I’ll keep doing it. And I’ll get an unassisted pull up soon. And a legit box jump. And real push ups. And double unders (tried those today too…no dice).
Now someone find me a straw please, so I don’t have to keep lifting my water bottle.