The One Thing Holding You Back from Getting Your First Pull-Up

pull-ups Jun 19, 2024

Have you ever felt frustrated trying to get your first pull-up? You're not alone. You've been working on the assisted pull-up band, maybe even with a trainer, yet whenever you attempt that unassisted pull-up, you just can't seem to get anywhere. This post will explain why this is happening and provide key takeaways that you can start using today to get one step closer to achieving your pull-up goals.

 

Who is Angela Gargano and Why Should You Trust Her?

My name is Angela Gargano. I'm the creator of Pull-Up Revolution, a program that has helped over 500 women conquer their first pull-up in record time. I created this program specifically for women because I noticed a lack of effective resources available to help them achieve this goal. Since 2018, Pull-Up Revolution has successfully assisted countless women in reaching their pull-up ambitions.

 

Mindset Matters

Before we dive into the technical aspects of achieving a pull-up, let's talk about mindset. If you approach the...

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You need some healthy tension.. 😧

Uncategorized Jun 18, 2024

I want to share all about my birthday adventure last week. If you didn’t see, I turned 34 years old on June 1st, and all I REALLY wanted to do was go surfing—one of my favorite activities—and hang out with safari animals! Yes, we did ALL of that in the middle of Texas. ‍

Surfing has been one of my favorite activities for the past few years. I mostly enjoy “wake surfing,” which is surfing behind a boat that generates a wave. We have a few nice lakes here in Austin to do that! But this time, I wanted to go somewhere different. So, I headed to Waco, Texas, which is about 1.5 hours outside Austin and the same distance from Dallas, Texas, if for some reason that’s where you are from. In Waco, there is a place called “Waco Surf,” where they literally simulate real waves in a giant pool! It’s pretty much the most unreal thing you might ever see!

I brought three of my friends, April, Nikki, and Marissa, and we all had the best...

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Jodi tells me to put some pants on and stop looking cheap... 😳

Uncategorized Jun 11, 2024

So the other day, I woke up to an email from Jodi...

For context, Jodi had signed up for one of my Free Pull-up Workshops, which I host every month. I pour hours of work into these to ensure you can achieve your first pull-up.

Jodi's response to my initial email was harsh. As someone who has been in this industry for years, I occasionally receive messages like this. While I could let it slide, I felt the need to respond because if Jodi is sending such messages to me, she's likely doing it to others as well. Here’s the response that my wing woman Sarah and I crafted:

**My Response to Jodi**

I've had time to think and reflect on this message. I want you to know that there is a real person behind this email, not a bot that you can reply mean things to, thinking it will disappear into the abyss.

 "I'm sorry you take offense to the fact that I teach my classes from my home with a door frame pull-up bar. As a small business owner, I don't have the luxury of renting or owning a...

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🌟 34 Lessons I Learned from the Past Years 🌟

Uncategorized Jun 04, 2024

No, I'm not 34 years old yet! Where has time gone? I remember thinking that by 30, I needed to have everything figured out. I thought I would feel tired and old. But each year in my 30s, I've felt better and better in my body and mind. I'm clear on my direction and mission, I have an epic group of friends that support me, I live in a place I love (Austin, TX), and I've lived many different lives to get to this point. I'm no longer fearful of change or reinventing myself if needed.

So, I want to share 34 lessons I've learned in my 34 years!

If one or all resonate with you, feel free to send me a message! And if you want to support my program, buy a program— they are 34% off until Monday night, and this $$ goes into my small business to support our MISSION: to help women worldwide become the strongest, most confident versions of themselves. Thanks for your support, and I hope you enjoy these 34 things!

1. **Done is better than perfect**. Stop waiting...

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We Cry, but We Don’t Quit! πŸ₯²πŸ’ͺ

Uncategorized May 28, 2024

Wow, the past two weeks have been a whirlwind! I moved into a new apartment after my partner and I decided to break up. (I thought it would take about 2 hours, but it took WAY longer than that! On the same day, I taught a class in front of hundreds of amazing people in Austin, hosted TWO free workshops with hundreds of women, welcomed a ton of new women to the Pull-up Revolution Program (who we are SO excited to support!), and was a bridesmaid in the wedding of one of my CLOSEST and dearest friends, Megan. (We’ve done Ninja Warrior several times together!)

But I want to be real with you. That was A LOT, haha, and there were a few days last week where I just couldn’t help but cry because I was so damn exhausted in all the ways. I also wanted to make sure I was SUPER present for my friend's wedding, and I always give 110% to my work and my clients.

What people DON’T talk about often is how HARD it can be to do it all. For me, it's running a business and a team of...

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It’s H.A.W.T. Girl Summer... You In? 🌞πŸ”₯

Uncategorized May 21, 2024

With my recent singleness, I feel like it’s a time to “re-discover” myself. It’s a new beginning, an opportunity to continue becoming a better version of myself and truly look inward.

So, my friend April and I decided we are having a “H.A.W.T.” Girl Summer. But not the kind of “hot girl summer” you might think. Instead of trying to date, we’re focusing on ME and really dating myself again! Here’s the plan and what this stands for:

To become HEALTHY, ABUNDANT, WEALTHY & THRIVE!

Each day, I will be getting familiar and comfortable with picturing the best possible version of myself. How does it feel? Who am I with? What am I doing? And at the same time, taking a moment to be grateful for what I already have! Because the truth is, if you aren’t grateful for what you have right now, no matter the circumstance, you will never truly be happy even when you DO achieve and get everything you ever...

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You don’t need to be β€œconfident” to start” πŸ’ͺ

Uncategorized May 14, 2024

In a world that often glorifies confidence as the key ingredient for success, let's take a moment to redefine the narrative. "Confidence, while undoubtedly valuable, isn't always readily available to everyone especially when life is lifing" as my friend Jess Glazer says! It's not a prerequisite for embarking on your journey toward your goals. What truly matters is courage and bravery!

So what is Courage vs. Confidence?

Confidence is the belief in oneself and one's abilities. It's the assurance that you can tackle a task or overcome a challenge. Confidence often stems from past successes, positive feedback, or a strong sense of self.

On the other hand, courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear, uncertainty, or doubt. It's about stepping into the unknown, embracing vulnerability, and pushing past your comfort zone. Courage doesn't require certainty or a track record of success. It thrives in the realm of uncertainty.

Three Tips to Cultivate Courage and...

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It's okay, to not be okay

Uncategorized May 07, 2024

Let me tell you transparently, I have been “going through it”...

I shared a few emails back that I am going through a break-up and damn, it has my mind spinning. While I know it’s the right decision, I am battling the thoughts of “not being enough.” I am struggling to surrender and just let myself be sad because I want so badly to be “okay” when I am, in fact, not okay. And I just want to remind you here that “It’s okay to not be okay.” 

One of the biggest things I’ve learned through all the tough moments in my life—tearing my ACL on National Television, having a super embarrassing costume malfunction on stage during my fitness America, and so many others—is that you can’t bypass the “feelings part.” For some people, it hits them immediately; for others, it’s more of a delayed reaction. But it’s okay to feel things because we are human, and that’s a part of life....

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Well this is embarrassing..πŸ™ˆπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2024

Today, I'm tackling an EMBARRASSING topic: my terrible running skills ‍.

I'll admit it—I'm slow, short, and always lagging behind when I run with friends. I often find myself waiting for a chance to take a break, feeling like I'm dying inside…

You’d think that being a college gymnast, Ninja, Miss Fitness America, and an athlete would make me good at running. But nope! I remember trying to pass the Presidential and National fitness tests in school. All I needed was an 8-minute mile for the "better award," and I just couldn’t do it. I’d skip lunch to "try again," but always clocked around 10 minutes. Eventually, the teacher said, “I’m just going to give you the award.” I still felt like I hadn’t earned it .

But recently, I realized that the way YOU feel about pull-ups is how I feel about running.

It’s time for a CHANGE. It’s time to rewrite my running story, because conquering this challenge...

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We *actually* broke up πŸ’”

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2024

I debated whether to share the news of my recent break-up, but then I realized someone out there might relate. I don’t write these newsletters for sympathy but to share the lessons and insights I gain. Maybe you'll find a nugget of wisdom to help you navigate life's challenges.

This break-up was unlike any I've experienced before—it was mutual. Yet, even mutual decisions are emotionally draining. You grieve the life you envisioned, the relationship, and the loss of a wonderful family.

In the coming weeks, I'll juggle my usual workload while preparing to move again. Fortunately, I'm staying in the same complex but moving to another unit. Still, it's disruptive. After years of travel and adventure, I'm grateful for a home of my own, though the moving process is always stressful.

Despite hosting the largest Pull-up Workshop ever and landing my dream gig in NYC, I've taken time to grieve this loss.

Many focus on the negatives in a relationship, but this one brought...

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