My Personal Resolution Journey Day 10 (chin-up test)

This will be a short post today. I just wanted to go over the chin-up test with you. Similar to the pushup test the key is to make sure that you have excellent form. There are pictures attached to show you an example. Obviously this is a challenging exercise. If you are unable to do a chin-up then your next option would be to do a flexed arm hang.

The hang is simply you holding your chin above the bar for as long as you can. It may only be a second or two but it is a starting point. If you are unable to hang from the bar there are several other modifications you can add to the exercise, however, these will eliminate the accuracy of a test. So for the test let us just stick with the chin-ups or the flexed arm hang.

The test is to do as many chin-ups as you can keeping your body straight and not pulling your knees up to your chest. Make sure you come all the way down each time to the starting position with the arms completely straight before going back up. Also make sure you are going slow and using control.

 

My result on this test was………….8! already 1/2 way to my goal!

Tomorrow we will start quite a bit of new information. I will be doing the 5k. I am so thankful to be healthy enough to do it finally! It will be a great start to the new year!

Happy New Year everyone!

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