Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Latest fitness goodie

I got a package in the mail the other day...

& I was giddy happy.

I opened it only to hear Ricky say, "What did you get now?"

I wanted to say,  "Hey it wasn't a $150.00 video set so lay off buster" ... thanks Beachbody for taking all of my money... but instead, I just smiled & said, just wait...

& then opened up my box to find these...

Doing the P90X3 I can't do the chin up bar. 

First, I couldn't do it if I wanted to with my weak arms.
I've always had weak arms... I mean, you'd think they'd look like noodles with the strength I have in them.  But instead, they are big flabby arms...

... with a messed up shoulder...

that will never let me do a chin up. 

Not unless I let someone cut my bicep tendon... which even then,  I don't think will help in doing a chin up.

Just because... a red panda with more strength then I have

So I ordered the next best things - these bands that can strap to the door & you can use when they do the pull ups on the video.  Someone is modifying using these bands on the video so that helps figuring out what to do.

I have so far been using weights, which seems effective in itself. 

I mean, a chin up is lifting your body weight up... so if I have a weight bar with some weight lifting it up, isn't that basically the same?

It makes me sore regardless...

But I'm excited about my latest little gadget.

It also came with a poster the size of my body basically that has a ton of workouts to do with these babies.  That's exciting!

It's seriously this big!

It came with handles, with ankle wraps & the door gadget.  I'm set to go....

I'm actually excited to use them now in my work out...

& of course, tonight is more of a cardio workout & tomorrow is yoga... so I have to wait until Thursday....

patience... is there a gadget I can buy that helps me with that?
Have you ever used these?
Can you do a pull up/chin up? ... you are my hero if you can


  1. New fitness gadgets are always fun ( at first). I usually forget about them after a few days though...haha.

  2. oooh these look so fun and fancy. we got a chin up bar when i went through a p90x phase and now its in the corner of the junk room. lol

  3. My goal in life is to be able to do a pull up. LOL! It's so hard.

  4. How fun!
    I wish I could say I could do a pull up, honestly can't even remember when I last could do one, LOL
    As I went to PT, I did a lot of things with bands, of course your system is much more fancy than mine. My PT would give me a band and instruct me to use a door, or bed post to hook it too it. Enjoy your fun new fitness toys!!!

  5. What a neat gadget! I have horrible arm strength...I can't even remember the last time I attempted a chin up LOL!

  6. I have never heard of these, but they seem intriguing! I would love to give them a try.
    As far as chin ups are concerned...one. One chin up. That's my max.

  7. That looks fun! Well as fun as working out can be! Can't wait to hear what you think of them!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

  8. Those look pretty great, I can't wait to hear what you think about them! I can do a few pull ups, I usually do them on the monkey bars when I take Ashton to the park, he laughs at me but they are fun, I can only do a few though, I'd like to work on that at some point!


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