Facing A Fitness Fear: Pull Up Challenge {Propel}

Good morning friends! I promise my Boston Marathon recap is coming soon!!! But first, hello MAY!!! Where did the YEAR go??? I am excited about May for a few reasons, one being that it means summer is almost here, the Refresh Summit is in 16 days, this will be my first Mother’s Day as a mom, and I am taking on a fun new project this month with Propel as an ambassador with their Add Flavor Challenge!

The company will be challenging me to add flavor to my life with some fun fitness challenges this month! I love me some Kiwi Strawberry Propel and this challenge is just in time to hydrate well for SUMMER!


Man there are so many FITNESS FEARS that I have yet to tackle,  but I think the one that I have really been wanting to do but just haven’t worked hard enough to is a PULL UP!!! I so badly (don’t ask why) want to be able to do at least one hanging pull up! I know I am strong enough and I know that this can be done in a month as long as I build up my strength as well as work hard at doing some assisted pull-ups each day and making progress!!


Pull ups
  • Start from a dead hang with straight elbows, palms facing away from you.
  • Keeping your chest up and your shoulders back, squeeze your glutes and cross your feet.
  • Pull yourself up so that your chin rests over the bar.
  • Lower down and repeat.


I love this encouragement for women and pull-ups!

So here is the Pull Up Progression Plan  from TribeSports.com that I’m going to use to tackle this FITNESS FEAR!!

31 Day Pull Up Challenge | Challenges | Tribesports

See this guide for the daily plan: http://tribesports.com/guides/31-days-pull-up-plan
All exercise descriptions can be found here: http://tribesports.com/guides/the-different-exercises-in-the-31-pull-up-challenge

Today I looked back over the last 3 months of runs and saw how much faster I am on my regular routes than I used to be

Alright friends, so that is my fitness challenge for the month and I want to challenge you to pick a fitness challenge for yourselves this month too!!

Question:  What is your greatest Fitness Fear?


10 responses to “Facing A Fitness Fear: Pull Up Challenge {Propel}”

  1. […] it is safe to say that my pull-up challenge to FACE MY FITNESS FEAR is kicking my butt! I have been doing all kinds of rows, lat work, push-up and so much more. I love […]

  2. Greatest fitness fear is actually pull ups. I suck at them so bad! I need to practice! Thanks for the post

  3. Great 30 day workout challenge I love it. Pull have always been a challenge. After this challenge anyone will be pulling themselves up like with ease.

  4. wow this is awesome bobbi! i love the looks of this plan

  5. this is PERFECT. I have been working towards 2 real pull-ups for months. I always start my challenge and then get so frustrated mid way through, that i slack off. I know of Tribe Sports, so it’s cool to see they have this challenge. You can count me in on joining you in this challenge!

  6. Krista Avatar

    My advice is that once you get the pullup down, you need to consistently do a few each week or else you’ll lose them! I once worked my way up to 10 but now I’m back down to 6 because I stopped doing them during my second pregnancy and haven’t done them very often since having him.

    1. Good advice! I’ve worked my way up to a single pull-up — took a couple of months — and now I’m trying to do two in a row. Definitely don’t want to lose it/them. I’ll have to invest in one of those doorway pull-up bars, I think, so that I always have easy access to a bar.

  7. I really need to work on my pull ups! Maybe I will have to join in on this challenge as well 🙂

  8. 31 Day pull up challenge sounds very interesting. I’m going to think on it! I tried Propel during UCA College Cheerleading Nationals and loved it. Can’t wait to see if you like it.

  9. Love this post so much, thank you! Doing a pull up was a goal of mine last year that I completely failed at. Going to try again!