About five or six months ago, I decided that I wanted to train to do a pull-up. I have never been able to do one before, but all of a sudden it was something that I wanted to do. I figured that all my climbing must have already prepared me to do pull-ups. But no! Upon trying to do one, I looked absolutely weak and pitiful. Climbing and working out a lot has also made me gain a lot of weight. Mostly muscle, so this weight does help my climbing, but still. And thus began my battle against muscle gain so I could do pull-ups.