You might be wondering how I got such a flattering angle for this photo. My friend Sam is 6'7" or 6'8" and this is the photo he took by just standing a few feet away from me. Where was Sam when we needed him for all of sorority formal photo shoots??
As you can see here, back at the beginning of August, I completed Nicole with a purple band. I'm hoping it as the thinner purple band and not the monster size but I'm not sure to be honest. I got 70 reps. I like to record my rounds on the side so I can see how consistent or inconsistent I am. I remember that it was a hot day and I grabbed my water bottle right before round 6 and the moisture on my hands plus the bar caused a nasty rip. I think that's why I only got 6 reps that last round but that might be wishful thinking.
Five months later, I complete Nicole again but this time without a band. I started being able to do kipping pull-ups again sometime this fall. I can crank out about 3 at a time, which I was only able to do once with a lot of effort on December 28, 2013. This time I also completed 6 rounds of pull ups and my numbers are pretty consistent. They are a little less than half of my last score but since I'm doing unassisted kipping* pull-ups, I'm much more proud of these. Also, 6 pull-ups without coming off the bar twice? Hello!
*Apparently I don't actually kip as much as hybrid butterfly myself up there, so when I say kipping pull-ups, please know that I mean swinging around until my chin is over the bar.
And these are just to prove that I can actually get up there and this is not a complete lie.