Christmas present to myself

Christmas present to myself

I'm putting this up on this forum as well as the Strength and Flex forum. If your new we have a great NHS program that takes five weeks and compliments C25K. It's only a 5 week course. I have put a link below so you can have a look.

Years ago I used to buy boots or coats with my Christmas money the last few years it has been running shoes. This year I went for something that will help me do my strength and flex workouts indoors as I plan to continue with week 5 for quite a long time.

The one movement I have had trouble replicating indoors was the pull up. So I bought these to help. It wil take some building up as it takes a lot to pull myself up but I will start off with little pulls and build up to stronger ones. You can do tricep dips with them as well but I think I need a few more bench ones to build the muscles but it's a goal to aim for.

Here is the link for the podcast again if anyone wants to give them a go. Only a 5 week program.

nhs.uk/livewell/strength-an...

Wishing you a happy healthy week

Rfc x.

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  • What a good idea! It's not always easy to find something the right height for the pull ups.

  • Ooh neat. Do you sit under and do the pull-ups that way?

  • Yes, position yourself underneath looking upwards straighten your legs and lower your self down. Then pull up, trust me it is so much harder than it sounds, I can't pull myself very far at the moment. maybe if I was a snip of a thing it might be a little easier๐Ÿ˜€ But I can tell it's going to be a challenge and that's half the fun. I find with body weight exercises it is harder to hurt yourself.

  • I like that idea, very clever way to have it in the house.

  • Ps. I've put them that way to photograph them you have to have them parallel to each other, hence the name parallel bars.

  • Right.... That makes me think of gymnastics. Perhaps you'll advance to those flips they do.....

  • Apparently they are sturdy enough to do handstands on!!!! In the corner of my wildest dreams. ๐Ÿ˜€.

  • Ooh I like those RFC! Great colour too, nice and bright. So, parallel bars, are you going to buy a balance beam next, or perhaps a pommel horse! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

    Seriously, I think you are going to get great use out of them. Very clever present to buy with your Christmas money. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • Thank you. I think they are going to be a lot of hard work but give back loads in return.

  • So are you pulling upwards rather than outwards (eg from park railings as in Laura's video)?

  • Yes, you make the same movement as when you hold onto the park railings and pull yourself towards them but with these you are horizontal pulling yourself upwards, if that makes sense.

    Here is a link to a YouTube video.

    Mine are cross fit but are really study

  • Thanks, they look good. I want to start S&F again, but wondered about the pull ups. I have the NHS 10 minute exercises but do better with my personal coach (Laura)

    I have however started with the exercise bike, although not the Couch to 8K as that didn't work for me, trying to go too slowly

  • They look brilliant! Great way to utilise Christmas money :)

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