My First Pull Up

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Seven months ago when I walked into CrossFit Burleson, I had a goal. It was an ambitious goal, one I knew would take time to achieve:  I wanted to be able to do an unassisted pull up.

I’d tried a month of CrossFit at another box a year prior, and I was in awe of the idea of me, ME, being able to someday do a pull up. As a kid in school we’d have the President’s Fitness Tests, which included chin ups and hanging from the bar, and I always sucked at those. I’ve never had upper body strength, so the thought of me ever being able to do a pull up was, well…never a thought. But when I started at CrossFit Burleson I knew what my first long-term goal was.

I’d moved down to a purple band recently & before the WOD started tonight I noticed there were two very skinny orange bands together on the bar, so I tried it & was able to get up with them. I mentioned it to my coach & she told me that those tiny bands don’t help at all, it’s just mental. So I decided to give it a try with no band before we did our row, and lo and behold…I did it!! I’m so proud that I have set a goal, worked hard and achieved it. I don’t think I’ve ever really done that in my life. I love CrossFit so much!!

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  1. Pingback: WOD: December 4, 2012 « Amy's Adventures in CrossFit

    • Thank you! Lol, I still can’t do more than one at a time & I’m using the band in my WODs….but I’ll take any progress I can get. 🙂 Keep going & you’ll get there!!

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