In early 2007 I decided it was my goal to do a pull-up. This goal appeared on whatever list provided me the opportunity to broadcast it (New Year's Resolutions, intakes with trainers, etc). Four years later I still can't do a pull-up. I don't wake up every morning fretting about this or anything. I've got lots of goals and my focus on them varies.
Since I started a Cross Fit I actually haven't really focused on the pull-up. That's part of the program. Constantly varied. At Cross Fit I use a green band to assist me with a pull-up. I love those damn bands. They allow you to experience the motion of a move while you're building up strength to do the move.
Anyway, today I graduated. I showed up for the 11:00 workout of the day and was the only person in attendance (no church or Father's Day plans for me). So, I had the Coach all to myself. He customized a workout for me that included pull-ups. I grabbed my trusty green band and did a few pull-ups while Coach Paul observed. It was apparent to him (and a few folks hanging around from the 10:00 that I was ready to "graduate" to a band that made me do more work. Blue/Red combo as pictured below.
Hip Hip Hooray. Progress. Actually, if I want to sound like I kind of know what I'm talking about that would be "Kip, Kip, Hooray!"