The Holy Trinity of Strength?

A few nights ago I was up late, again, cruising fitness and nutrition blogs and wrecking my sleep pattern. I was really looking for energy bar recipes, but instead found Nerd Fitness. It’s intrigued me and, I think, made me realize what I could be accomplishing.

For instance, Nerd Fitness claims I could get a total body workout with 1) squats or deadlifts, 2) dips, and 3) pull-ups or chin-ups. I can’t even perform an inverted row at the moment, which is a stepping stone towards pull-ups, so I’m guessing the actual move is out of the question at the moment for me.

Just like when my elementary school gym class went down to the playground one cold spring morning to do the important-sounding President’s Challenge. I remember looking at that ominous metal bar with the faded red paint, the line of classmates before me trying and failing to lift their chin to their hands. And I knew I would fail, too. No medal for the overweight, painfully nerdy, painfully socially awkward child THIS time.

But now I can work up to them!! And I kind of really want to do it!

For now, though, I have to attempt not looking like an ass at the rack of free weights in the apartment’s fitness center. This is my current challenge.