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Old 11-05-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

I'm gonna state that just getting the chin over the bar is not a full range of motion and therefore not properly performed. I believe we should instead be striving to pull the shoulders to the bar and spread the chest at the top.

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:48 PM   #2
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

I always strive to get my chest to the bar, if my head isn't all the way over I don't count that pullup. I do however have a problem relaxing my biceps/triceps at the bottom in fear of my shoulders 'popping' though. When I look at my pullups on video I feel like I'm kinda cheating myself somewhat.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:18 AM   #4
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

Until pull-ups become a contested event, I am not going to nit pick over the ROM. They are just a means to an end, not an end to all means. Full extension to at least your chin over the bar is a pull-up in my opinion.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:43 AM   #5
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

If you can do the full pull-up then use as full a range of motion as you can. If you can't, then do as much as you can.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:48 AM   #6
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

Striving to get as complete a rep as possible, certainly; but if I insisted on every rep being chest-to-bar, I'd need a trampoline to use for my still-jumping pullups.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

Coach Glassman has stated a full rep is sternum to the bar in one of the CFJ's...but we still have some of the most famous CF videos demonstrating less than complete ROM. The paradox remains. Question is...do you sacrifice your time to complete the rep as fully as possible?
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

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Coach Glassman has stated a full rep is sternum to the bar in one of the CFJ's...but we still have some of the most famous CF videos demonstrating less than complete ROM. The paradox remains. Question is...do you sacrifice your time to complete the rep as fully as possible?
Does anyone want to try to do the "3 Types of Pullups" WOD (video with Rob Miller) done with 3 weighted pullups, 5 strict pullups and 7 kipping pullups, ten rounds for time, with full 'sternum to the bar' range of motion?

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Old 11-08-2007, 11:57 AM   #9
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Re: Range of motion for Pullups/Chinups

I have been a firm believer that extraordinary extension in the pull up/chins to shoulders causes undue stress on the rotator cuff. To be blunt, I think taking the elbows much beyond perpendicular puts a lot of stress on the cuffs.

But again, everyone is different, and I'm not exactly light. So I may have a prejudice.

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