You have probably seen it, a person just whipping them out like their life depends on it. One, two, three, twenty. Then here I am, I have been to the gym almost for a year and I have seen the big machine looming in the corner. Intimidating me. Staring me every time I pass by. Taunting me. Laughing at me. Today, I put my foot down. No more staring me down. I am strong. I am tough. I can do it!
Okay, I can't :(. I climbed on the machine, put the "assisted" weight at 40 pounds and I tried to pull myself up. I can do it. I can do it. My arms shaking, my biceps burning. The burn. I could feel the burn. Two tries and I got down. I was deflated. I looked around to see if anyone was laughing at me. Nope, no one around. I moved the weight up, 76lbs, climbed back up and tried again. It was a little easier but it still burned. My puny arms were burning, my shoulders were hot, my face was getting hotter and hotter, one, two, three....seven, eight, nine, ten! I had done it. Assisted but I had done. 30 second break and try again. In total, 3 sets of 10. My arms are complaining right now. After the chin ups, I tried a three sets of dips....can you say WIMP! Yep, that is me.
My goal is to work on it 3 times a week, in a month I hope to be able to lower the "assistance" weight. I can do it. I can. Yes, I can.
Strength Training: 30 minutes