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Old 04-25-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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Today's WOD calls for running and I was thinking of doing it at the track over by my place. My only concern is the pullups, Id be doing them on the goal posts a the end opf the field, so Im concerned about the bar being too big. Is this recommended? If not is there any substitutions I can do? Or should I just go to the gym and use the treadmill?
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:14 AM   #2
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Use bars of varying diameter. It's more of a challenge. If you were to end up in a situation where you HAD to pull yourself up over something...would you refuse to do it if the bar were an unfamiliar size?

It'll be a bit harder on your grip, but deal with it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:27 AM   #3
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good point, thanks matt
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:36 AM   #4
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I actually find it to more of a hassle when the bar is too small. I'm an average guy with average hands, but I prefer bigger bars.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:42 AM   #5
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No worries Chris, have fun.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:23 AM   #6
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"I actually find it to more of a hassle when the bar is too small. I'm an average guy with average hands, but I prefer bigger bars."

Dave:
I agree with you. I'm a big guy with big guy gorilla hands so I definately prefer bigger bars.
I know that that is not always an option so I also have to (as Matt said) deal with the smaller diameter bars as well. I also bought a triceps pulldown rope with the big button stubbed ends for doing pullups. This gives a great grip and better overall controll. I take the metal snap ring loop attachment part and slide it down out of the way and duct tape the hell out of the middle part for prevent wear since that is the main stress part. I do pullups with the rope every now and then for variety. Plus I feel that a close grip really gives me a good deep stretch when I go down into my full extended position. I could be wrong but it works great for me. :happy:
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:26 PM   #7
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I had this challenge yesterday. Asked to move to a different bar to accomodate some other students. The other bar is a bigger diameter and even though I used the angled grips I had a hard time pulling up.

(Plus the amusement of seeing my short body hanging off the higher bar. LOL.)

I think I'll use that bar from now on. Also trying to practice without the angled grips. Much Harder.

Too narrow and my hands just HURT while doing them.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:12 PM   #8
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I like big bars for something different. I was visiting Blair Academy's wrestling room and they had a pull up bar that went across all the walls. The bar was about 4" is diameter and was awesome for grip.
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:12 PM   #9
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A larger bar will increase forearm and grip strength. I like to wrap a towel around the bar to increase its diameter.
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:39 PM   #10
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