beat a lot of other people in gym class today (: have questions though
today in gym class we tested the flexed armhang, just holding yourself in the up position of the chin up. i was a little confused and surprised, but happy! there are a lot of weight lifters/ wrestlers in there and i some how did better than them. these guys are maybe 150 MAX and i'm 190 and i held the flexed arm hang longer than they did?! is it because i actually do chinups instead of barbell or db curls? quite a few people were surprised because i'm overweight and held longer than these guys with visible six packs. overall, happy about it, anyway :)
it likely is because of the chinups. your ligaments and tendons and smaller muscles and core can handle more and last longer than the curlers.
thanks (: i thought so too, but wasn't completely sure because these other people are lean and ripped, and i'm, well, the opposite of that xD
that just means they have less body fat, not that they're stronger than you. i was a fat kid in high school, but i could out lift a ton of ripped guys. i would have had my ass handed to me in a flexed hang or pull up contest though, so kudos to you.
Originally Posted by breetbree