Get a grip Catherine!! :)

Get a grip Catherine!! :)

Welcome to 2016 and even though I’m not one to wait until the beginning of the year to set goals, there is one fitness goal I’ve have been aiming for, for a while and I just can’t seem to get it.
So as its the season for ‘new resolutions’ and all that I figured there no better way to really reach this goal than to put pen to paper and ask the universe for help!!
Dear universe…I really want to be able to do a pull up…

Yours sincerely!!

C x

That’s it.. Plan and simple!! πŸ™‚ A pull up…


Nothing major ehh?!? it can’t be that hard, it’s just about getting my chin over that bar ( that’s over my head) by using the strength in my arms and not using any bands or boxes or jumping.. Just a plain auld old fashion strict pull up!!
Easy you might think… Well for me it’s not the case, I’ve been doing ‘CrossFit’ for over 2 years now and while I’ve dipped in and out of different pull up steps, I’ve never stuck with one program long enough to make any major progress. In the WOD’s (work outs) I scale to ring rows and only recently did one or two jumping chin ups. I find that I don’t have a lot of grip strength and I partly blame the fact that been a massage therapist I always wear gloves and I don’t want to get too many calluses or blisters and therefore don’t really push myself enough.


But I’ve decided not to take no for an answer this time and I’ve invested in new hand grips and Im prepared for the calluses that will come with new exfoliating gloves (for aftercare) so that’s that sorted. No more excuses.. πŸ™‚


I’ve talked to himself (CrossFit coach) about programs and I’ve made it clear that this is something that I want to do in conjunction with my existing CrossFit and asked for some help in doing up the best pull up program and so I’m going to follow the one below.. 3 days about 15/20 minutes of work.


It involves a lot of dead hangs, barbell assisted pull ups and ring rows.
So that’s it , now all the talking is done and the equipment is ready…. All that’s left to do, is PULL!!

Wish me luck, I’ll keep ya updated on my progress!!

Stay holistic πŸ™‚

Catherine x

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