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Pull-Up Poser No Longer

PullUpHosspullup revolution, pullup, upper body workout, arms, chest, shoulders, core, Lifeline, pullup assistanceI loved gym class in high school. I looked forward to kicking the boys’ butts in different sports with my partner in crime, Jenn. I loved the running, the lifting, the competition. But there was this one challenge every  semester thatwould have me shaking in my gym shorts: the dreaded pull-up competition. No matter how hard I tried I could never, not even once, get in a single pull-up. I’ve always had Gumby-like arms, poor scrawny thing that I am, and it made pull-up day all the more humiliating for me.

how to do a pull upWhat I wouldn’t have given for a little assistance in those days. The lovely folks at LifeLineUSA must have read my diary or something, because I opened the mail one day and out popped the answer to all my life’s arm struggles. Behold! A tool of hope! The Pullup Revolution is a handy-dandy piece of equipment that allows those lacking upper-body strength to incorporate pull-ups into their daily workout by providing 100 pounds of loving support. For years people have told me how great and swell pull-ups arebecause they target the entire upper body as well as the shoulders, back and core. Now that I can do a pull-up, I finally believe them. The best part is that you don’t have to go to the gym to use the darn thing. I attached it to my guy’s pull-up bar in our apartment and went to town. The girl who couldn’t even do one pull-up suddenly could do 10 without batting an eye. I felt like She-Ra. I think I may have muttered something about my awesome new princess powers…

The Pullup Revolution costs $49.95 and is totally worth every penny, if you ask me. I’ve taken Pauly (that’s my Pullup Revolution’s name) out to the park and attached that bad boy to a monkey bar and gone to town. It’s effective and affordable, which are my two favorite qualities of exercise equipment.

Anyone out there have pull-up fears like me growing up? Ever watch Demi Moore in G.I. Jane doing pull-ups and sneer? If so, this may be just the umph you need in order to stop being a pull-up poser and start being the hoss you knew you always had inside!—Tish

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  1. Jenni says:

    I love you ladies!!! I check your site before I buy anything!!! I juat got my Pull up Revolution for Christmas and I cannot wait to use it. I also got a new wall mount pull up station to go with it…..Wish me LUCK!!! ~ Jenni

  2. FBG Tish says:

    Ah! What an awesome gift! You’ll love it! Totally made my day…Let me know how many pull-ups you do the first time in a row!

  3. Jenni says:

    I was looking for this review to send to a friend to read…I wrote that comment in December 2010….I am proud to say I still use this puppy. It makes p90x possible!!!

    I can’t remember my first count, I know it was about 10 with all the bands…I am proud to say I removed a band along the way!!

    It’s a home gym must have!!!

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  5. Britney B says:

    So how does it compare to just using a chair to stabilize yourself? I usually just use a chair similar to what the Pullup Revolution is used, but I got excited because maybe there’s less stability than a chair. I can’t do more than one pull-up by myself, so I still need help, but I need less than a chair, if that makes sense… Your thoughts?