I see lots of chins over bars and no bands! Congratulations to those of you who are foregoing the bands and getting some legit pull ups all on your own! Personally I think sometimes we tend to stay with the band too long…like a security blanket that we drag around with us and just can’t let go. The band is there to help you initially, to give you a little more action in the “up” portion of the pull up but you need to know when it’s time to let go. If you just aren’t ready to give it up, go smaller. If the band you are using is thick and wide, go narrower – it will give you less resistance but you will find you probably didn’t need as much as you thought in the first place. You can also try changing your grip – over, under, mixed – try them all – they all work slightly different muscles. Also, work your strict pull ups to gain pure strength before you start attempting kipping pull ups. Do a few extra everyday before you leave and before you know it you will be saying goodbye to the band for good!
If you didn’t squat yesterday…guess what. You are squatting today.
5 x 2
9 min AMRAP
15 db lunges
30 double unders