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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pull-ups...oh, my.

So my Wednesday (back/bicep) workout starts out with pull-ups - bam.  After just the first set, I'm already feeling a shakiness and fatigue passing over my body.  It takes all of my mental and physical strength to do those suckers!  And I'm not even pulling up all of my body weight without using my legs a little.  Today I was lucky enough to have Chris spot me, so I used his big, brawny body to push against with my legs - just a little, really. ;)  I honestly am trying to get better at these so I try really hard to focus on using the proper muscles. I did 4 sets of 10 pull-ups, with sets of rope bicep curls in between.  I also did: isolateral rows, decline bicep curls, close grip pull-downs, barbell bicep curls, standing cable push downs, and low back extensions.

After finishing with weights, I did a little cardio.  I'm "allowed" to do a short run on this day, but today I opted for 30 minutes on the stair machine instead.  Then Chris and I decided to sit in the hot tub for a bit before heading back home.  Tonight I am feeling so, so tired.  My body aches. All. Over.  I'm glad that I'm obviously getting great workouts, but I'm kind of hoping that as my body gets more used to this new schedule, I won't continue to have this complete body fatigue that lasts all day.


  1. I bet you are rocking those pull ups!!!

  2. I'm so jealous. I can't even begin to do a pull-up (not that I've tried in at least 10 years LOL).


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