Back in high school I could not do a single push-up. Now I can do between 40-50 standard push-ups consecutively. Back in October I could not do a single pull-up. Today I can do…..5. While that’s not quite as high as I’d like, I am glad that I can do at least 5 consecutive pull-ups.
In fact, my goal for this year is to work my way up to 12 consecutive pull-ups. Each pull-up I do I start from a hanging position. In other words, I don’t jump up and use momentum to do my pull-ups. I do them from a dead hang. It’s harder, but this way develops your back muscles more and gives you a nice, long stretch.
On a good day I can actually do 6. On a bad day I’ll do 4. 5 seems to be my average. I’m hoping by June I can do 8. We’ll see.