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Jump Start Your Pull-Ups

I have decided to conquer the pull-up. So far it has been a losing battle, but I hope my tenacity pays off. Could 2010 be the year of the pull-up? Oh I think so. My Equinox trainer Hannah has me using the assisted pull-up machine on a regular basis. With my trainer cheering me on yesterday, I tried 10 pull-ups with a jumping start. The sequence goes like this: standing under the bar, jump to grab the bar, hopefully, harnessing the momentum of the jump to pull your body up bringing your chin to the bar. My chin came no where near the bar, but here's hoping. It is a bit scary jumping for a bar, but this is not the first time Hannah has had me jumping for things that look out of reach. After watching my daughters jump for the monkey bars and swing I know I will be hanging out with them, and I mean that literally, on our park dates.

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