My First Pull-Up Story And Your Free Pull-Up Program
I enjoy training pull-ups. About 11 years ago I decided that I wanted to do pull-ups like everyone else. That “everyone else” were the guys. “Why can’t a girl do pull-ups, pushups, squats, deadlifts, and bench presses like the guys?” Plus, I was training with my husband, so I wanted to do something “more” in my training. I wanted to get stronger with the tougher “lifts.”
I started practicing pull-ups – every training session. My “training partner” guided me and supported me, and he was just as excited as I was to finally begin training the one big “lift” that I was neglecting. I had a plan set by my “coach,” and I followed it and logged all my sessions in a notebook. I was persistent and determined to get my first pull-up, so I put forth the effort in every workout.
I finally achieved that first pull-up. What an amazing accomplishment! At times I never thought it would happen, but patience paid off. I got past that first pull-up obstacle, and that’s when the pull-up enjoyment started. I wanted to achieve more and more pull-ups, not sure how many more, but just the challenge of seeing what I was capable of reaching.
I eventually reached 15 full-range body weight pull-ups and completed 3 pull-ups with 50 pounds. My favorite grip was and still is the overhand or pull-up grip. I even enjoyed participating in a pull-up challenge at a Spartan Race. One girl earned more that day with 21 pull-ups. Recently, I’ve increased my pull-ups to 16 and earned one pull-up with 53 lbs.
Overall, it wasn’t about how many body weight or weighted pull-ups that I did or even if someone could do more than me. It was more about staying dedicated to a plan and reaching my goal through consistency, patience, and hard work. That’s where my success happened! I enjoy training pull-ups; therefore, I will continue to practice.
I want you to do the same, and that’s why I created this simple “First 3 Pull-Ups” Program so that you can go beyond your expectations. I am here to guide you and to inspire you to enjoy the process like I did. This is a basic plan and that’s all you need to make progress. I learned a simple way and simple training works!
This “First 3 Pull-Ups” Program was created by my husband and I. Let us know if you ever have any questions. Train hard!