4 April 2013

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


  1. 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 :)
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    1. 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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