Lisa Galaviz – December 29th, 2009
If I’m on the starting line, and I look into the eyes of my competitors and I can honestly say to myself, “I can do more pull-ups than all you!” will that help me run faster? I’ve recently been in a twitter trash talking battle about who can do the most pull-ups. (This all started with Ann and Jason…see their website at www.annandjason.com for more pull-up war blogs). So, I’ve been in recent contact with the ASU men’s sprint coach (my new pull-up coach), to get workouts and knowledge about how to up my max # of pull-ups. I went in this morning with a lofty goal of 4 sets of 5. I had the music blaring on my ipod to get my mind right (silverback mode as Ronnie and Lewis would say)..’drop the world’…”the top gets higher…the more that I climb, the spot gets smaller, and I get bigger…”, “my confidence is a stain you can’t wipe off”. I managed 5 pull-ups on the first set, 4 on the next 2 sets, and a measely 3 pull-ups on the final set…maxed out!! :'( I reported back to coach, who told me I needed to have someone ‘hold’ my feet in order to complete the sets. WHAT?! That’s puss…okay I won’t finish that, but that’s not silverback! He told me that ‘To achieve success I must humble myself and start at the correct starting point. Ego gets in the way of progress.’ Ugggghh! Okay, okay, I’m listening.