Pullups and Handstands
One of my resolutions for 2013 is to be able to do 3 unassisted pull-ups. I have yet to do ONE without the help of bands. Grrrr, it’s so darn frustrating!
So I bought an at-home pull-up bar and the rule is every time I walk past it I have to do a pull-up. Of course, it’s a jumping pull-up, but it’s a pull-up none the less. I figure that has to be worth something?
Plus, C is really into it, too. He can do one pull-up already, but wants to be able to do 5 (and show his mom up, obviously).
But once we started doing handstands at Crossfit, I really got into those, too. The first time we did them, we had to do 2 minutes total and record the number of attempts it took us to get to 2 minutes. I think it took me 3? And the next time we had to do 3 minutes total. It’s definitely harder than it sounds!
So I started practicing. After class I always have J time me to see how long I can last.
I started at 50 seconds.
And yesterday I made it 1 minute and 25 seconds before I collapsed. Every second matters!
My goal is to get to 2 minutes. And then I want to be able to do them without the wall (but I’m sure it’ll be awhile before that happens!).
For now I’m just trying to get better and stronger every day. I’m really hoping this is my year for strength.
Anyone have any tips for pull-ups and/or handstands? What are you working on right now?