Chin Ups

Yesterday I went to the gym – we were supposed to do a spin class but it was totally full. Who knew so many freaks went to the gym on a Sunday morning? So instead we did some cardio and weights. My goal at the moment is to learn to do chin ups because they look damn sexy.

I got on the chin up machine at the gym – I’m not sure if that’s the actual name – and did a few sets. Did you know it’s the only machine at the gym where you work harder the less weight you load? I did it on 45 kgs yesterday and I’m hardly even sore today.

I totally kicked my friend’s arse at the leg press. I can leg press a shitload of weight and it worries me. I think I have severe muscle imbalances in my legs – my hamstrings are killers and my quads are like steel but my glutes are like limp spagetti.

Today I’m going for a run and maybe some yoga. I’ve just finished a short story that I’ve been working on for the past two weeks. At the moment I think it’s a freaking masterpiece but I’m sure I’ll get over that. Then later today we are going to see Pan’s Labyrinth. Free tix, woohoo.

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9 responses to “Chin Ups

  1. So can we call you “Arnie legs” now!!
    Just tried to email you and it bounced back. Do you have another address? I remember you saying something about it????
    Yay for free tix!!!
    Bri

  2. I did spin class on Friday with two other people -and that includes the instructor! It was great but there was nowhere to hide, I was a sweaty sweaty mess at the end.

  3. Go you! LOL at Bri! *chuckles to self* Arnie Legs! *snort laughs*

  4. Our Sunday morning Spinning class is also packed. Must be a world wide phenomenon 🙂

  5. Swiss ball frogs for the glutes – they rock! And chin-ups? Girl, you’re a legend; I can’t even do 5!

  6. I just read that Jana Pitman can do 300kg leg presses and she’s 8 months pregnant. She better be careful, she just might push the baby out during a leg press. 300kg that’s huge, freaky scary.
    As for glutes I don’t know if I have any ’cause they’re covered in a huge mound of fat.

  7. I do chin ups at gym as well. They kill. Love the idea of your Arnie legs.

  8. Love the assisted chin up machine! The less weight you “put on” it, the more of your own weight it’s letting you lift.

    I agree, chin ups are sexy. Can’t weight til I can do them again. Have always been strong in the upper body thanks to gymnastics and swimming, but for some reason my lower body sucks! Even at my fattest I could still manage at least one pushup, but the leg lifts, forget it, I was doing something extremely wussy! LOL

    Short story? What kinda story?

  9. You are a machine! I still load up a tonne of weights to do chin ups – I think my best was 72kg! And I thought I was a machine doing that!

    Go Hard Girl!

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