I’m writing up my entire dance history because someone asked. I hope you’re all ready for this. It’s gonna be long.
*~Free Figure Revolution’s Body Posi Rally at VCU!~*
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This is a fun/useful alternative when a bar isn’t around! Slow and controlled, really focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together as you draw the elbows in on the pull. Imagine that you’re pulling yourself up over the bar, and keep your chest facing the ground. You’ll also feel this in the lower back; use a stability ball or pillow if needed.
(5-10 reps from the floor is a decent rep swap for 1 pullup if you’re modifying a workout - if it calls for 5 reps, try 25-50 of these. The higher the band resistance, the harder this is. You can also use a towel or scarf).
Someone asked “will these make pullups easier?”. Truthfully, the only way to get better at pullups… is to do pullups. There are lots of ways to modify at the bar to make it easier for beginners (see a guide here). But for occasions when you don’t have a bar, want to work on the floor or need an alternative (wrist injury), these will still challenge you.
Dog treats, lots of books, bath bombs, ballet manuals, Kind bars, some sleeping bags for camping, a yoga DVD or two, etc. I’m an eclectic person.
I have almost a hundred things on my wish list. If any of you win the lottery, I expect you to share some of it with me.