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Old 12-19-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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Why jumping pull ups?

Hey guys, on the Filthy 50, is there a specific reason for jumping pull ups? So many of of workouts have huge numbers of regular pull ups. I am just wondering why we need to seemingly scale the pull ups? Just a thought...
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

Trust me it's not scaling. Those things aren't as easy as they seem especially after the 50 box jumps.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

How high schould the bar be? Mine is set at 9'. I am 6'5" so it is not really much of a jump..
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

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How high schould the bar be? Mine is set at 9'. I am 6'5" so it is not really much of a jump..
Long ago, the main-page specified that for jumping pu's, you should stand under the bar with arms extended, such that the distance from finger-tips to where the bar touches your forearm is about 9 inches.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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Hey guys, on the Filthy 50, is there a specific reason for jumping pull ups? So many of of workouts have huge numbers of regular pull ups. I am just wondering why we need to seemingly scale the pull ups? Just a thought...
I would guess that it is to allow a higher metabolic intensity. As Jason says, this is not a scaled pullup. They're tough!
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:58 AM   #6
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

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Long ago, the main-page specified that for jumping pu's, you should stand under the bar with arms extended, such that the distance from finger-tips to where the bar touches your forearm is about 9 inches.

Thanks for posting this. Never thought there should be a certain distance.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #7
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

That is great info, i would have never known that, guess i have to put a box under it, to get the nine inches.... that being said, I am assuming that full elbow extension is still required.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:43 AM   #8
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

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That is great info, i would have never known that, guess i have to put a box under it, to get the nine inches.... that being said, I am assuming that full elbow extension is still required.

Yep full extension.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:58 AM   #9
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

Also think about it like this, if you want a faster time, jump up.... push down. That way you get down faster and produce more work.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:42 AM   #10
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Re: Why jumping pull ups?

I'm a little confused on how to do the jumping pullups, and how to do them quickly (can't watch the CF videos from work)

I don't have the option of adjusting my pullup bar. Aside from the 'assist machine', I have one open area where I can do pullups.

Arms fully extended, and mostly on my tip-toes, my fingertips will touch the pullup bar - can someone tell me if I can do the jumping pullups like this, and how exactly they're supposed to be done.
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