CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
Kurt A Gross
Member Kurt A Gross is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: York  PA
Posts: 355
Towel pullups are listed as a substitute for rope climbs. I don't have a rope yet, but I'm not sure how the towel pullups are done. Is there a video? (didn't see one)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 07:25 AM   #2
William Winger
Member William Winger is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Haven  Connecticut
Posts: 405
Loop a towel over your pullup bar. Hang it so one hand is lower than the other, do a pullup. Slide the towel over the bar so your other hand is lower, do a pullup. Repeat.

I haven't had the good fortune of doing them, but the sub is listed at 1 towel pullup per prescribed foot of rope climb.

Good luck!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
Thomas Beasley
Member Thomas Beasley is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Nashville  TN
Posts: 37
If you are at a gym use the rope thing for tricep extensions. Just put it over the bar and go at it like william said. One side lower, pull up, lower, pull the opposite (high) side down, pull up.

Once you get it down it is a pretty fluid movement.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 02:44 PM   #4
Charles Applin
Member Charles Applin is offline
Charles Applin's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Yokosuka 横須賀  Kanagawa 神&#2
Posts: 437
Hmm, I just grip the entire towel for 5 pull-ups then changed hand grip for the next 5. Guess I have a new way to try it when it comes up again, thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 03:26 PM   #5
Scott Parker
Member Scott Parker is offline
Scott Parker's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver  CO
Posts: 489
i do it differently. i start with one hand above the other, and as i am coming down from the pull-up i leave go with the bottom hand while simultaneously sliding the top hand down, then taking the hand i left go with and placing it above, then starting the next pull-up. i don't know if this is correct, but it is how i have been doing them for a while now.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towel Pull-ups David Cynamon Exercises 5 02-10-2007 03:28 PM
Towel Pulls - Technique Ben Roble Exercises 0 11-22-2006 02:17 PM
Towel pullups vs ring pullups to avoid tendonitis? Kevin McKay Exercises 5 09-06-2006 04:18 AM
Towel pullups Nick Kirkes Exercises 4 05-09-2006 11:16 AM
Would towel L-sit pullups be..... bill fox Workout of the Day 10 04-27-2005 09:19 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30 PM.

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.