Buildup to a Pull-Up

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.

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