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Kevin Burns 03-14-2007 10:00 PM

Could anyone shed some advice on how to increase my ability to do pullups(hands facing away). When i'm tired I can still pull off 8 chin-ups but barely even 1 pullup.

Ideas ?

Kevin Burns 03-14-2007 10:12 PM

Just found out about Pavel's ladders. Sounds interesting.


Jason Lopez-Ota 03-15-2007 12:05 AM

Weighted, negatives, jumping.

Gorm Laursen 03-15-2007 01:24 AM

The answer is simple:

Just pullup some more.

I used to be able to chin alot more than pull, but then I began pulling more so today I'm probably only good for a single chin more than a pull.

Samuel Redwine 03-15-2007 01:36 AM

How far apart are your hands in relation to your shoulders?

Kevin Burns 03-15-2007 08:44 AM

Should they be wider ? they might not be wide enough if that helps.

Samuel Redwine 03-16-2007 01:27 AM

The wider grip tends to be more challenging (tricep not lat intensive). Most people like approx shoulder width. I actually tend to go for a narrower grip, but I have freakishly broad shoulders. I am the only person I know of whose shoulders are so broad he broke a collarbone at birth.

Kevin Burns 03-16-2007 05:33 AM

My sympathy's to your mother.

Gordon Limb 03-16-2007 07:30 PM

You may try mixed grip (one overhand, one underhand) ala deadlift. I tend to do this, breaking up the sets to change grips even if I can complete the full set. That, and more pull-ups.

Kevin Burns 03-16-2007 07:34 PM

Interesting idea. Gonna try to just bang out pullups throughout the day for the next couple weeks and see what happens.

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