The Pull-Up Bar

June 30, 2008 at 1:44 pm 3 comments

Pull-Up Bar - Bicep Pull-Up Pull-Up Bar - Lat Pull-Up I recently bought P90X, trainer Tony Horton’s set of extreme workouts.  I’d been thinking about it for over a year now and finally broke down and got it.  I also invested in the optional pull-up bar, which my wonderful BF assembled and installed for me this past weekend.  In case you’re wondering, it easily fits in any doorway and is removable.

I’m holding off on beginning the full-fledged program.  I have some stuff coming up in the next month or so that will keep me from doing it consistently.  I plan to begin the program in September.  In the meantime, though, I’ve tried the CardioX workout and will sample the other ones soon. I’ve also been doing a couple of pull-ups a day, just to get started.  Although my arms are getting stronger, my upper body has never been a powerhouse.  I can do one decent underhanded pull-up and manage a little bit of lift on the other styles, but that’s about it.  Still, the fact that I even have a pull-up bar in my place is pretty extraordinary, considering the non-athletic person I used to be.

In addition to the standard pull-ups, I’ve done a few leg exercises, too.  Every little bit helps, and every time you change up the way you use your muscles, it’s good.

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  • 1. Perspective « Sassy Sexy Shapely  |  July 1, 2008 at 1:52 am

    […] routine.  Plus, I’ve tried some new workouts: Muay Thai and Cardio X.  I’ve even installed a pull-up bar, doing daily pull-ups, albeit only one at a time.  It could be that these changes are keeping the […]

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  • 2. GINA  |  December 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    HEY i was wondering as to how your plan is going . i am presently on the BFFM by tom venuto plan and doing quite nicely. i can feel the changes in my body already and i have only been doing it for about 5 weeks now.

    have you reached your goal yet?

    how are you doing? i hear the p90x plan is very hard and expensive.

    take care.

    Gina…

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  • 3. Candidate  |  August 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    P90X is awesome! I did it and you will love it. Definitely dedicate yourself to doing that hour every single day and stay disciplined.

    Kenpo, Ab Ripper X, and Cardio X are good tastes to flirt with in the meantime

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