Janathon day 8 – then there was lifting 

Upper body only lifting as my right quad is still a bit on the iffy side.

It was fun though, I have recently convinced my husband to come to the gym with me which is pretty awesome because I get a friend to talk to and a person to spot me while doing bench presses and the like 🙂

We started with a cardio warm up and a tabata session and then pull ups, upright rows, bench presses, bent over rows and reverse flys. It wasn’t the longest session ever but it was mainly compound exercises so pretty efficient!

When I say pull ups, I mean assisted pull ups in the giant and moderately terrifying pull up machine.

I have read differing views on whether the assisted pull up machine will actually help you do an unassisted pull up but for now it is the best I can do 🙂

Janathon day 8 done

By Sam Catchpole

She/They | Aspiring Strongperson, Photographer, Artist, Writer,


  1. I don’t know if the assisted pull up machine helps or not but that is the only way I’ll do one now after partially tearing a tendon or ligament in my shoulder in January last year doing a reverse pull up (my trainer knows that I will never be doing those again).

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