So I gave it some focused effort. I kept weights and reps the same as in week 10 and targeted, you guessed it, pull ups as my motivation. I also did only unassisted pull ups this time. No chair; no bands.
When the dust settled, I managed to do a cumulative 64, unassisted pull ups, up from 52 in week 10. At the end of my first P90X round, I had reached at total of 28 pull ups in this routine. And, if you’re a loyal reader of this blog, you know at the beginning of this year I couldn’t do any pull ups at all. In Back & Biceps, in particular, I could only do ONE pull up to and including week 7. So, 64 makes me happy.
This kind of progress helps keep me motivated. I know and expect that pull ups will continue to improve in my next round of whatever I decide to do. So, goodbye for a month or so to Tim the gum chewing former marine, the very annoying Katie with the squeaky voice and the “very flexible for a muscular guy” Bobby Stevenson.