From 0 to 10 Pull-Ups: Day 3
Today again I started my workout after breakfast. I don’t know why but I got lazy in the morning. I was rather writing about my Day 2 workout experiences than actually coming out to my garden and doing some dead hangs right away.
So anyway, feeling quite heavy after breakfast I came out and did one 10 second dead hang. Then I spent about 2 minutes picking fallen apples after which I again hanged on the bar for 10 seconds.
I was surprised that it wasn’t particularly hard. Maybe my muscles are starting to adapt after all. I again picked up some more apples for 2 more minutes and returned to the bar. In this manner I did total of 5 sets of 10 second dead hangs.
At the end I was so excited that I held the last dead hang for 20 seconds. However, since the gloves I was wearing where slippery, I placed my thumb under the other fingers. This was a mistake because afterward my thumbs started to look like they might develop blisters soon.
This was supposed to be the end of today’s workout routine for me but…
Soon afterward I received an SMS about the delivery of my gymnastic rings to the parcel automate which I ordered last weekend. So after lunch I drove there and picked this parcel up.
Together with the rings I received a pair of special fitness gloves. From now on I will do my workouts the right way.
When Ausra saw the rings being unwrapped she was very skeptical. She said it was one of those moments when I started something enthusiastically only to stop a few days or weeks later. This is true but then I wasn’t blogging about my challenges and experiments in public. So maybe this time it will be different…
Now came the time to actually position those rings somewhere. At first I struggled with inserting the bands into the lock but after a while I figured out how to do it.
So I went up to our balcony and started working on hanging the bands from there so that I could do the workouts from downstairs.
Then Ausra came out and with a terrified look said that the balcony won’t hold my weight…
I then said, Plan B and moved down to the garden and placed the rings on one of the thickest branches of an old apple tree. The branch was quite high and to reach it I had to use the ladder.
I then tested the firmness of the rings and the branch with another 10 second dead hang. They seemed firm enough for my weight.
Then I called Ausra to take a picture of me doing another 10 second dead hang. Without a t-shirt, of course. She said, “I hope you aren’t going to share it online since you look really ugly without a t-shirt.”
“No”, I said, “it’s the BEFORE picture of my From 0 to 10 Pull-Ups challenge.”