How to do a pull-up

Recently a female soccer player trying to do a pull-up said to me, “I can’t pull myself up at all. Maybe I’m just not meant to do pull-ups.”

Another player overheard her and said it better than I could, “This is going to sound weird, but you just have to think you can.”

Indeed: Follow your heart and your body will catch up.

I could have told her to start with assisted pull-ups and isometric holds, or I could have told her about the importance of strength-to-body weight ratio. But no, this athlete isn’t there yet. First she needs to change her thinking.

After all, thoughts become words, which become actions, which become habits.

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