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Old 10-08-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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L-pullups versus V-pullups

Are V-pullups "easier"? I tend to pike my body more tightly into A "V" when I do L-pullups; I'm thinking I'm doing that because it is easier and less work on the abdomen?
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

It's easier if you have the ability to hold it compressed because the lever length from the body (torque) is less. If you want the true difficulty, do the L-pullups cause they're the hardest.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

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It's easier if you have the ability to hold it compressed because the lever length from the body (torque) is less. If you want the true difficulty, do the L-pullups cause they're the hardest.
damn.. so I have to go and redo that WOD with the 50, 40, 30 cleans and 40, 30, 20 L-pullups??!?! =) maybe next time. I knew those "V"s felt easier... I just assumed since I couldn't do a V-sit that the V-pullups were technically more difficult..
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

Yeah V-sit on parallettes is easier than L-sit as well if you can do it.

Having done one on rings, it's about the same difficulty.. probably cause of the instability of having to start to lean back more (planching the skill backwards).
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

I concur. V-pullups are easier. Substantially easier if you can keep your legs near vertical.

a 45 degree angle V-sit on parallettes is the toughest position to hold long term though. Lower or higher is easier.

I competed a V-sit on rings. It's tougher than an L-sit on rings, no question. Trying to settle back is so much harder on the rings, getting the V-sit to vertical is brutal hard. Try for a manna... whew.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:39 PM   #6
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

Haha, yeah I was thinking about manna on rings the other day... that would be pretty sick. I'm suprised no one has tried/thought about trying. Although there's not many gymnasts that do manna on floor/pbars anyway (maybe like 5 in the world?). One of my old coaches said Chechi could probably do it cause he was a beast when he watched him practice and compete a while back.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:04 PM   #7
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

A manna on rings has been done. I don't know when or who, but it has been done.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:24 AM   #8
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

Psshhh... need a pic! Preferably a vid
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:44 AM   #9
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

It's not in the current FIG from what I could see, but I thought I remember seeing it in the last or quadrennium before. Perhaps even stretched to vertical, but don't quote me on that.
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Re: L-pullups versus V-pullups

I've not even heard mention of a stretched manna on rings. I'd have to see that one to believe it. Holy cow!
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