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I won! Let me tell you, though, I was pretty scared! My coach had me doing band assisted pull ups and chin-ups today in my workout on my own. I've done them with her - and it was scary. If you've never done them, you take the big green band and wrap it over/under the top bar of the TRX cage - or any other tall bar, then using a step, place one foot into the band and press down until that leg is straight, lock your other ankle behind that leg, and pull-up or chin-up.
First... I am coordination-challenged. Second... I am short. Third... refer to First. I have to bring my foot darn near to my nose to get it into the band, then maneuver it into place (arch of the shoe), then press down without launching myself OVER the TRX frame, then execute pull-ups and chin-ups. Ha! Here's pics to help you see what I mean, but trust me, you want to keep reading... In this case, I actually did it! I didn't get tangled, didn't hang myself, didn't fall, didn't snap myself with the band while trying to extricate myself at the end of a set. And I completed 4 sets of each!! So... what Let's put it this way... I am supremely grateful for sports bras. Yes. Yes, I am. did I do? My very first set, I got in place, pressed my band-leg down, wrapped my ankle and pulled myself up... my tank top decided to stick to the band, so when I pulled up, my shirt pulled down - full exposure, folks. Had I been wearing one of those tops with a built-in bra, I would have been arrested for indecent exposure. It was that bad. OMG. And it's not like I could stop mid set! Again - band, tangle, coordination, etc. I had to finish the set with my tank top front pulled down under my sports bra. Thankfully, both were black- same shade (unlike my face, lol). Maybe no one noticed. <sigh> So that was my excitement for today. Thought I'd share and give ya'll a laugh. ;-) Never a dull moment! LOL!
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