When I started P90X a month ago, I couldn’t do one pull-up or chin-up. The muscles — what muscles? My arms wouild be straight-armed above me, and I would dangle.
Well, I *still* can’t do a pull-up or chin-up without the assistance of a chair (which is allowed in the videos, so that I can still do the range of motion, with the idea of eventually weaning away from it when I get enough bulk and strength). But this past weekend, on a lark, I tried to do a chin-up, unassisted, Well, at least my arms bent, but I could only do half a chin-up.
And Daniel, who was watching me, found this so funny that he started laughing his ass off.
“Is he mocking me?” I asked the Hubby, laughing myself.
“Hmmm…” The Hubby did a perfectly fine chin-up and pull-up. Daniel, watching, smiled and laughed, but it was his usual happy “that’s neat!” laugh.
Then I did my half-assed version, and Daniel nearly bust a gut.
“Yes,” the Hubby replied.
Ah, my little peanut gallery… 🙂