Chest to Bar Pull Ups

I was going to hold off on posting about CrossFit until the Open was over. N took some photos of the WOD on Sunday and I’m trying not to come off as too CrossFit obsessed (although I am, I know). 

Open workout 13.5 was announced last night though and I did it tonight. One of the movements is Chest to Bar Pull Ups. I’ve never attempted a Chest to Bar Pull Up. I currently can do strict pull ups, but I haven’t figured out kipping and I definitely haven’t figured out Butterflies. Since I didn’t have time to learn either of these things tonight before attempting 13.5, I did whatever I could to get my chest up to the bar, as many times as possible. This mostly involved a lot of leg swing, hip drive, and sheer determination. 
We all had a pretty good laugh about my “technique” (or lack-there-of) afterwards. So now there are kipping pull ups, butterfly pull ups, and my method: Alanna pull ups. I got one of the coaches to video an example of what this looks like so I could share. 
Enjoy, have a laugh, and, if you’re doing 13.5, GOOD LUCK
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4 thoughts on “Chest to Bar Pull Ups

  1. Erin says:

    One day I really do want to try cross fit! You make it sound so fun!! Good work on entering the crossfit open lady!

    ps. I love that you always post on my blog 🙂
    we should have a bacon eating date when I get home

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  2. Alanna says:

    You should! I really like it. Sometimes it's pretty painful, but I always feel great afterwards and I love being able to see how much I improve! Thanks, I'm pretty happy with the decision!

    BACON! Yes! I'm all over that! We're starting a month of strict paleo and no drinking on Monday (at least I am. N is a little skeptical of this idea!)

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  3. Anonymous says:

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  4. alanna a says:

    Hi! Sorry it took me so long to reply. It looks like your comment got lost in my spam folder since it was sent anonymously. Anyway, I think the biggest thing is to just start writing. I used to spent a lot of time worrying about my grammar and whether I was being clear and cohesive, but this isn't a school writing assignment. Yes, grammar is important, but if it's stopping you from writing, then it defeats the purpose. That's what first drafts are for. I usually just start writing whatever comes out. I then step away from it for a bit and go back and edit what I've written. It seems to help. You can always leave those as drafts.

    I also have a blogger app on my phone. Sometimes, I'm walking home and I come up with something I think would sound great in a blog post, so I write it down. I tend to do my best writing while I'm walking. Again, sometimes it turns into something I can use and sometimes it remains a draft.

    Hope it helps! Best of luck!

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