Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New PR with Weighted Chin Ups

The videos are a little shaky, but that's what happens when you let your 12-year old daughter film you. Only got two sets recorded - no idea what she was doing the other sets...but you get the idea. I'll post again when I break the 25 lb barrier!


First set - Body weight + 17.5 lbs - a new PR!

Only did 5, but that's ok with me!

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Followed with 15 lbs x 5, 10 lbs x 5, BW x 6, and BW x 6!

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11 comments:

sam said...

Way to go...

beardedfitness said...

Awesome job! Keep working at it! Every time you do it you will get stronger! I know, I used to only be able to do 2 reps at BW. Now I can do 5 at 35 lbs after 3 sets. Looking awesome at it though!

Jenn said...

I know...as of late last year, I could barely do one chin up. I'm sure it doesn't hurt that I lost 12 lbs, but I'm so much stronger than I used to be. No way am I quitting now. I want to crank out reps with that big 35 hanging from my waist by the end of the summer!

beardedfitness said...

Well keep at it and take the lower weighted sets at slower reps. Ease your way up and down to make sure you include each muscle in every rep. It may be crucial at first, but you will feel the "gains" after a week or two!

Jenn said...

will do. thx for the tip. :)

D said...

Jenn. Awesome! Love seeing a woman do chin-ups. Weighted no less. I could be wrong, but from the videos, it looks to me that you're not going down to a fully stretched position between sets. I find that this helps me hit my lats more when I deadhang between sets. I can "feel" my lats engage better from the bottom position. Otherwise I feel like it's more arms.

Michael Anders said...

Pretty awesome. I hope you keep up the amazing work. I don't agree though with one of your commentators saying that a deadhang would be beneficial. I would not take the risk to my shoulders.

Jenn said...

Thanks Michael. I will take the advice beardedfitness gave and go more slowly though!

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

Damn, girl! You're my motivation to do chins. Every time I start to get discouraged, I am going to watch this :)

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

Jen, I feel so stupid. I was just informed that I have always had chin ups and pull ups confused. I swore up & down tonight that a chin up was overhanded. I looked it up and sure enough I was wrong! I think I might be able to do weighted chin ups. Yeah! I'm going to try on Friday.

Anna said...

Thank you for your motivation! I feel like we are fitness twins. I, too, am following lean gains. I am lifting heavier than I ever have and doing less reps. I used to weigh over 145lbs at 5'2" and now I am down to around 114lbs. Despite losing the weight, I still can't wear a bikini because I am "skinny-fat." I have decided that IF and lifting heavy is the only way to get me to where I want to be.

Totally supporting your fitness journey, it is so nice to know there are other women out there following this approach!!