do I do pull-ups and how did I get started?
I started trying to do pull-ups ten years ago. I was feeling lethargic at the age of 41 and needed a
new challenge. I determined the new challenge would be pull-ups. I went to the gym expecting to knock out 15 or
so. I was sorely mistaken as I completed only one pull-up that day. I was embarrassed and disappointed and thought
about quitting. But instead of quitting I made a plan. I decided to keep trying until I could do 10 pull-ups in
a row. The next day I returned to the gym and it
turns out, I am not kidding, I asked the meanest, crabbiest, most negative person I have ever met for a spot. He looked
at me and said why do you want to do pull-ups? The whole thing was a disaster, so I told myself that I would keep doing
pull-ups every other day by myself until I could do ten in a row. I have the journals where I did three and then
four and so on. Long story short I did do ten and then by the time I could do 15 and then 20 I realized I was above average
at doing pull-ups, and then when I started looking up the pull-up routines for Olympic athletes and mine were more difficult,
I realized that I might be better than almost anyone at doing pull-ups. If I had quit that day 10 years ago I
would not have had the modeling opportunities I have had, the book and radio and television opportunities that I have had,
and been featured in THE DAILY MAIL with a readership of 60 MILLION people.