10/11/2018: First took a calisthenics class.
End of 2018: Started training more regularly (i.e. more than once a week or two), usually using purple / 4th thinnest band (35-85 lbs resistance) for pull ups.
12/02/2019: Managed a couple pull ups on the black / 3rd thinnest band (25-65 lbs resistance) for pull ups .
02/04/2019: First time using red / 2nd thinnest* band (15 – 35 lbs resistance) for pull ups (managed 2 in a couple of my sets)
28/05/2019: First proper chin up
07/06/2019: First proper pull up
I think I probably did my first bodyweight dip around this time, but I didn’t track it well, so not sure.
Mid/late July: 2 pull ups.
August: tuck (bent knees) shoulderstand on parallettes.
Late August: 3 pull ups (and then not again for a while).
27 September: 4 pull ups
October: can extend both legs into shoulderstand on parallettes, but can’t hold yet.
22 Oct: 5 pull ups (at some point I’ll stop counting in this much detail, but not yet…)
27 Oct: First competition, Callos – 5 pull ups, ~10 dips, attempt at shoulderstand & L-sit
14 Feb 2020: First time doing straddle press handstand with plenty of assistance.
Jan/Feb 2020: Wall facing handstand (walking up).
Feb/Mar 2020: Kicking off a support into handstand next to wall.
April 2020: Can do a couple diamond push ups, elevated wide grip push ups, etc.
Late April 2020: Actually felt like I did several seconds in L-sit.
02 May 2020: First time doing a proper cossack squat on both sides. Also touched heels in sissy squat.
04 May 2020: Kicking up into handstand next to the wall on my own (but head on the wall).
22 Sep 2020: Rolling out of headstand, crow, and handstand with assistance. Crow ↔ handstand transition both ways.
13 Oct 2020: Negative straddle out of handstand next to wall.
* At the time I thought red was thinnest, but I’ve since occasionally seen and used an even thinner orange band. I find it more useful for dips.