Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Targeted Workout

I was a little disappointed and "eh" about last night's Chest, Back & Abs strength exercises. It took a total of 17 minutes and I barely broke a sweat. The sweat that did break through was under the band of my sports bra which is a pretty thick material and probably more the cause of sweat than actual muscle-burning heat.

I found an exposed I-beam on the unfinished side of the basement and tried to do the chin-ups & pull-ups on that. My fingers weren't curled around anything and there wasn't a really good way to grab on. I wasn't able to successfully complete even one chin-up or pull-up. I'm not going to blame it on the grip though. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it even with a bar. I don't recall ever doing those in gym (in 1994-95). I do remember "the hang" but I'm thinking I started at the top. So, pull-ups are something to work toward! (As well as that project to put a pipe through the rafters)

Also, I don't feel like I really maxed out on the weight by any stretch. I guess I need to find some paint buckets or something for the next targeted workout.


  1. Wow! I am so impressed by your motivation. You are wise to pursue work outs that include pull up/chin up exercises. I have got to get moving. Right now a pull up to me amounts to getting back up off the couch! But long term I think you will find you have a much stronger back as you age if you continue what you are building now. That is a huge thing.

    1. Thank you May! I just started moving 2 years ago - after about 15 years of not doing anything outside of what was required at work (not much). I feel so much better!