Tag Archives: Pull Ups

Grease the Groove

19 Jul


Day 13 – Asylum Hybrid – Speed & Agility and Ab Shredder

I started with Ab Shredder first to warm up my body. Amazed at how much I sweat with only working my core. I’m sure yesterday’s 5 mile run had something with me feeling drained today. Noticed lactic acid build up in my legs and did some quad stretches to alleviate the discomfort. I usually look forward to Speed & Agility but today I just couldn’t take off like I wanted to. I got gassed a couple of times during the bear crawls.

I had a short 4 mile bike ride that I wanted to stretch to 20 miles but I had too much to do in too little time. I started getting restless and knew I had to get off the bike.

My silver lining today was that I was able to knock out 5 pull-ups in a row. Getting stronger by the day. Everyday I try to do some form of exercise that will help me get stronger on the bar. From Australian Pull-Ups, reverse pull-ups, presses and push-ups, got to grease the groove.


Double Trouble

16 Jul

two-birdsDay 10 – Asylum Hybrid – Back & 6-Pack

This has become my favorite Asylum disc along with Speed & Agility. Especially when done with a pull-up bar, it works my two weakest areas, core and back. You’re even working your core when you’re up on the bar with the leg lifts knocking 2 birds with one stone. There’s many pull-up and Ab workout DVDs on the market that cost almost as much as Asylum with less material. For $20 more you get a total of 8 discs.
I’ll be using some of these pull-up exercises away from the Asylum that show you what more you can do with a pull-up bar than just pull-ups.

Active Recovery

13 Jul


Day 7 – Asylum Hybrid – Rest Day

Woke up early and rode my bike to the ashram for yoga. Spent some time with the pull up bar and wanted to do 10 pull ups in as many sets as it takes (took me three, 3,3,4). Several dog walks plus yard work, not a bad rest day. Getting ready for my nemesis tomorrow, Upper Elite.

Pull Up Erectus

9 Jul



Day 3 – Asylum Hybrid – Strength

I knew it was inevitable and today I woke up sore and tired finding it hard to roll out of bed. I did a quick yoga session to limber out. Adding a pull up bar to the Asylum workouts adds a new spice to them. I can already tell doing pull ups is correcting my posture. Now I walk into a room like Whaattt!

Day 12 – Back To Core

28 Mar


One of my summer goals is to be able to incorporate pull ups into my regular workout routine. Right now I don’t have the space to hang a bar up but hope to buy a free standing power station. Performing a pull up requires a lot of strength from your back and I know this disc will help train my back. Especially the swimming movements and the wide flys with the bands.

Back To Core is not as intense as the other workouts in the series so after I finished the workout, I popped in an old favorite workout of mine and brought out the kettlebell. I did The Flow workout from Keith Weber’s Extreme Kettlebell 2 DVD as a finisher. Keith’s in top shape and rips through the workout. Sometimes I don’t like following along with the DVD because I find myself trying to keep up and don’t want to sacrifice form or run the risk of getting hurt. I write the whole routine down to go at my own pace and pop in a thrash CD to drown out my grunts and howls.