Thursday, July 23, 2009

Personal Training Day Eight: The Assisted Pull Up Machine?!?!?!

Yikes, I'm tired today. It was really tough dragging myself over to the Y for training today, after the wild and crazy night at Moms' Night In last night. We had an awesome time, but I stayed up way past my bedtime, so it's a good thing that I paid some money for the training...otherwise I probably would have skipped it today.

So...today we worked on the upper body, but with machines rather than evil free weights. Phew! But, of course, it wouldn't be a personal training session if Cathy didn't make us use some kind of freaky new machine. This time it was the assisted pull up machine. I'm not entirely sure that's what it was actually called, but that's what it was. I was able to even find an animated GIF to show you what this evil contraption is for...

The first time I tried it, I couldn't do it. It was like trying to do a real pull-up, pulling up all of my massive weight. Um no. That's not possible. Ultimately, my trainer was able to get the machine set up right for me, and that made things infinitely easier - though still challenging. We also used some free weights to do some arm curls on a balance ball, which I shocking didn't fall off of.

Outside of the evil pull up machine, it was mostly a familiar kind of workout, which was a relief since my brain was working so positively slowly today. Still is, actually. It's taken me over 20 minutes to manage to communicate this much. Ridiculous. Maybe it's a sign I should call it a night and go curl up with a book that a dear friend let me borrow - "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. Stay tuned to hear what I think on that...

5 comments:

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Hi Type A. You're beautiful. Keep up the good work and weight training.

John

ModernMom said...

You go girl!

Lizzie said...

WAY TO GO! yeah i have been on this machine before, i actually like it way better than traditional pull ups :) have a great weekend with your new book!

kyooty said...

Awesome work, I'm so impressed!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Saturday to you! I am slowly making my way around to all the blogs that visited me when I was featured on SITS to say "Thank you". It is indeed a fabulous SITStahood.
Be blessed!

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