Jen Rulon

Today let me give you my “Rulon Rules” to a Pull-Up. Pull-ups, especially strict pull-ups, are for a lot of people extremely difficult. Pull-ups are a FANTASTIC upper body workout, and we need that heading into the triathlon season for our swims!

What muscles do pull-ups work? We got a lot here:

  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Trapezius (lower and middle)
  • Rhomboids
  • Posterior Deltoid
  • Teres Major
  • Pectorals Major/Minor
  • Biceps brachii
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis
  • Wrist and Hand Muscles

As triathletes, we know the importance of rest and recovery. You have all heard the numerous discussions about sleep and what we are learning about LACK of sleep. Heck, I wrote a blog about “Why It is Time to Prioritize Your Sleep, Triathletes.” As triathletes, we also tend to be VERY hard on ourselves. For example, maybe you feel like a nap, but in your mind you feel LAZY. Or you see ALL your friends riding 5 hours, when you are ONLY supposed to be riding 2 hours. Unfortunately, the big thing that gets in the way of ourselves is OUR EGO! (Yes, I said it!) As a triathlon coach, I have seen this happen with athletes constantly. Not so much for the people that I coach, but the people that I see on social media!

If you have been following me on my daily Instagram Stories, you may recall that I have been sick for the last 2 weeks. I am FINALLY getting better. While my head tells me one thing, my body is truly telling me another thing. It is time to rest for you to be prepared for the 2017 Triathlon Season.