Pull ups and your mind

Earlier today I did a max pull up test and managed 10 which is 3 up on my last effort. I'm pretty pleased as I haven't been training pull ups that much since I stopped doing the ETK ladders. I was worried my numbers wouldn't have been better but I think the weighted pull ups I've been doing had an effect. I've only been doing them for a short while but the very act of using a heavier weight makes the original seem lighter. Exactly the same thing happened when I bought the 24kg kettlebell, after using it for one day I hadn't really got any stronger but the 16kg felt much lighter. So much is just in your mind.

I also really tried to visualise getting into double figures before starting my pull up test and it worked, I even think I could have got a few more but stopped at the number I had in my mind. Next time I may try doing one heavy weighted pull up first and imagine myself doing 15 to see what happens.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s