What is wrong with me?

When I took my strength test with the United Stated Marine Corps waaay back in ‘83, I was able to do nine pullups in a row.  A few months ago and many pounds since, I tested myself with pullups.  I was only able to do five pullups!  I am almost 70 pounds heavier than I was when I was 17 years old.  I’ve also not been as physically active as I had been in high school.

I’ve been doing pullups at least once or twice a week since that first devastating day a few months back and yesterday, I am proud to report, I did 13 pullups.  So, it looks like I am either getting stronger or I have better technique.

My highest number of pullups while in boot camp was 19.  The USMC physical fitness test gives the maximum score for 20 pullups, so I am happy that I was able to do 19.  Some of you might be disappointed with 19 pullups.  So what!

I’ll let you know if I ever make it to 20.

Oh yeah, I’ve been riding my bike to work too.  I want my weight to dip below 200 pounds this year.

Posted by SPN on 06/23 at 09:14 AM in Personal

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