I did 24 kipping pull-ups in a row tonight, tying the women’s record at our CrossFit gym. Several weeks ago I grabbed the crown by doing 22, and the next week another woman did 24. I tried so hard tonight to get that 25th and I just couldn’t clear my chin over the bar on the last one. I dropped to the ground, pleased that I tied the record and disappointed that I couldn’t pull off that last one to take it myself (ha, pull, pun!).
I did 22 kipping pull-ups in a row tonight at CrossFit. Two nights ago I dreamed that I did 24 and I have a distinct memory of the motion I was using, they seemed so easy at the time. When I got to the gym I decided to try out the dream technique to see if it made a difference in the waking world. As I was heading over to the bar, one of the owners said he wanted to see a new female record for the gym.
“What’s the current record?” I asked.
“21,” the trainer replied. “Let’s see it, I want a new record set right here, now, tonight!”
I slowed down after 16 or so, and had to stop for a moment at 20. #21 barely counted, with my chin just at the bar, and then I finished off with a comparatively solid #22. I think I haven’t maxed out my potential yet, it just might take awhile to get a new PR. That’s a downfall of greatness, I guess…
Previous personal record: 19 on August 28, 2009.
I did 19 pull-ups in a row at the gym tonight! As I was driving over I said to myself, “Hey, maybe I’ll do 20, wouldn’t that be cool!” As I was warming up they felt pretty good, so I kept going. I started slowing down as I hit the teens, and after 18 when my chin barely cleared the bar I had to hang for a moment to gear up for another one. As I was pulling myself up for 19 I was thinking “Oh my god maybe I can get 20!!” and then after I made it up I dropped to the ground. Everything gave out — my grip, my arms, my back, I was breathing heavily.
My PR jumped by two this time. Previous record set on August 1, 2009: 17.