Chin-ups here I come

March 26, 2008 at 10:55 pm 3 comments

Did the second workout from my Turbulence Training beginner/intermediate level No Bulk-up workout for Women today, and if I wasn’t British and if I wouldn’t feel foolish and self-conscious, I would have to say that it kicked my butt. But I am and I would, so I’ll just settle for, gosh, it was hard.

The whole thing only took 20 minutes but I was trembling all over by the end of it. And I did my first inverted rows today, the first step on my journey to doing a full pull-up. I will post a ‘how to do a pull up’ article at some time in the future. But my new (OK, not so new, sitting in a box under the hall table for quite some time now) pull up bar is fixed at hip height and off I went. My hands kept slipping off the bar! Even with leather training gloves on. Perhaps I should get hubby to tie me to the bar. It could only help. I managed six reps my first set, five my second, and three my third. Don’t think the bar will be moving up to chin height any time soon!

For those of you who haven’t come across Turbulence Training before, TT is a high-intensity training programme that helps you to burn loads of fat, build tons of muscle and feel fantastic in 3 workouts per week, each lasting under 45 minutes. It’s in e-book form and comes with loads of workouts suitable for different fitness levels, different goals, for men and women, and so on. Even the workouts that do use equipment only use the type of stuff you might have at home, dumbells, fitballs, that kind of thing. You don’t need to belong to a gym to do TT. Fantastic stuff. For more about Turbulence Training, click here.

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  March 27, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Great going!

    Frankly, I tried a Turbulence Training WARM UP and that kicked my ass. It was easily as bad as my first TRX trainer workout. LOL!

    Cheers for future chin-ups!

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  • 2. Evenstar  |  March 28, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Good job! I’ve been doing TT workouts since last summer, but very consistently since January, and they are great. I just bought a pullup bar last month, and so far can only push myself up on a chair and then lower down. But we will get there!

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  • 3. blubberbegone  |  March 30, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Hi Evenstar, and welcome to my blog. I will be posting some advice from Craig Ballantyne on how to progress to a chin up. Good luck with those and stay posted.

    BBG

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