my trainer - we call her La Bestia, and she is awesome - decided to test my maximum strength by hanging weights off me and making me do pull ups. The idea was to increase the weights until I could no longer execute a full pull up. I thought I’d top out at maybe 15kg, but … kinda stunned us both by maxing out at 30kg, which is just under half my body weight.
Anyway, I was thinking about that ri-di-cu-lous study that came out about how women can’t do pull ups (here’s a nice refutation of it, which also explains the science of pull ups) and … well … I do bite my thumb at you, pseudoscientists!
(I should add, so what, they’re just pull ups, and they don’t make me a better climber in and of themselves … but … since I started training I also sent my first ever V5, and this pleases me!)