The following accessory arrived via UPS yesterday. So I set upon a project of getting to know this new adversary, and seeing what he's made of. So far, he's hinting at me that I need to quit smoking now...
This is the Weider Power Tower, as I have come to know 'him':
Guy who delivered it helped me get it inside, no sweat.
I don't usually relish a task like this assembly.
Almost missing parts, but they were loose within the packaging (found).
No problem, right? RIGHT!
Ok, we have a base.
And what's this, the bones of a beast?
Reminds me of sitting cross legged in Iron Chairs in my free time (in hospital at least)
Well, it WAS a formal living room. Gonna have to work on placements to keep peace.
Well, my overall goal, is to accomplish a pull-up now. Honestly, it took a LONG time before I could do a push-up. I spent plenty of time with dynamic strength push-ups from my knees. First push-up I accomplished was during my last visit to the hospital. Next day I did seven. I did 8 last Saturday, to see if I could, with my brother hanging out and witnessing it. Gonna have to start pushing towards my breaking point[s] now I think.
Well, I can't do a pull-up now, I tried. But I am a worthy opponent for this monstrosity I think, thus, I am still smoking cigarettes at this point :x. Aside from pull-ups tho, this power tower should do my core quite a bit of good. Should help with my kicks I'm casually working on, as I hope balance improves to accomodate.
I can't get back into adding new dynamic strength exercises yet, as I've let my therapist borrow that book for a week or two, so he could make copies of choice exercises. Anyway, there's one more item I wanted to show you peeps in this post:
Because push-ups aren't dynamic enough by themselves.
These basically allow the hands/wrists to rotate naturally during pushups, as well as letting ur chest dip a bit more into them.
One pro tip from the dynamic strength studies, fyi: Go slower on the downward motion, and a slight bit faster on the upward part. Or so its said...
Aside from working on my self, I'd like to tackle the house/cleaning properly and in swift enough time, complete it this time. The two big rooms to tackle at this point are the dining room (which is sort of a hoarding lair, and the garage, which is just a hot mess :P
So yah, I haven't given up, and maybe by the end of the year, I'll hit that 180 lb goal AND be able to do a pull-up.
Wish me luck peeps :)
And ~peace at that!