stronger next year

By on July 3, 2016

I’ve been seeing a trainer for a while as part of my quest for “younger next year”.  I hate every session with her.  10 minutes before each session I almost send her a text that says “can’t make it today”.  Then I go.  And I complete the 1 hour with her and when it’s done I’m so pleased with myself.  So I sign up for more sessions-then dread each one, etc-repeat pattern.

There has been progress for sure-so that’s satisfying I guess.  I made the mistake of telling her at the beginning of the last session that I won’t be able to commit to any more sessions for the summer as we are just too busy.  She said she would make this one a session to remember.  I hate her so much.

I also mentioned that I would like to be able to do a pull up.  So after working me to death, she said that I could try some pull ups.

But she isn’t the worst person in the world.  Instead of watching me completely fail, she hooked me up with some killer resistance bands.  They hook around my feet and make me weigh a lot less- so that I can pull up.  It was an amazing feeling!

The bands have different resistance levels so I can work down to no resistance band pull ups(s).  But until I can do no bands, at least I can feel like I’m doing something!

My next fitness goal is to complete 2 unassisted pullups before I go on my big trip on September 2.  And now that I’ve gone and posted about it, I guess I will have to do it.


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    July 3, 2016

    Well you certainly look good (from the backside anyway). Congrats on your progress to date and good luck on your next goal! I’m confident you can do it. ????

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    Rochelle Siddall

    July 4, 2016

    Good luck with the pull ups. They are my nemesis!!
    You can practice scapular pulls to help. (The first pull of the pull up)

    This guy does a fair job of showing the scalp pull up. But super important to engage the right muscles. If the anatomy at the beginning is boring go about 3:30 mins in

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    July 4, 2016

    Good luck on those Pull Ups. They have been my nemesis!!!

    You can do some accessory work for them as well. It doesn’t take too long but it is certainly difficult. Scapular Pull Ups (no band needed), otherwise known as the ‘first pull’. If the anatomy at the start is boring fast forward about 3:30 mins.

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      July 4, 2016

      I was hoping you would weigh in on this and figured with all your cross fitting you would have some tips. I will defs be looking at these! Thanks Rochelle!

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    July 6, 2016

    Holy hard body!!! (*goes and lifts random things to make up for being weaker this year).

    Looking great, Kerri – and I’m glad I’m not your trainer – lol!


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