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Old 04-10-2009, 10:50 AM   #21
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Re: Alumni of The Dead Hang Pull Up Society

I used to try to improve my kipping pullups by practicing them often. This would usually result in a rip or blister. I changed to fewer weighted pullups and occasionally using Eagle Loops (from IronMind.com) when my hands just hurt too much. I recently started doing jumping one arm pullups; figured that's how I started to get my two arm pullups, why not work the one arm same way sometimes. Also, I've been subbing assisted ring muscleups, short rope climbs and towel pullups which hit the hands/fingers in a different spot than with rings or bar. Just keep changing hand positions so you can keep working your back.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:38 AM   #22
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Re: Alumni of The Dead Hang Pull Up Society

Oooo... Kristie... Butterfly kips. I think this might be next on my hit list.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:57 PM   #23
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Oooo... Kristie... Butterfly kips. I think this might be next on my hit list.
This is where I started for the butterfly kip! (WFS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUxEo5_7hY

It took me about a month, and trying to learn it totally ruined the rhythm of my regular kips (don't practice them before a timed WOD with pullups - my Helen time took a dive, lol!), but once I got it, there's no going back to regular!
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:01 PM   #24
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This is where I started for the butterfly kip! (WFS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUxEo5_7hY

It took me about a month, and trying to learn it totally ruined the rhythm of my regular kips (don't practice them before a timed WOD with pullups - my Helen time took a dive, lol!), but once I got it, there's no going back to regular!
At the Gymnastics Cert, Tucker warned that you should keep both on tap. He said that there will be some WODs where you're too fried for butterflies, but you need another move in the tank to get you through the last reps or sets.

Thanks for the pointer to the vid! I'll have to start working on it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:15 AM   #25
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there will be some WODs where you're too fried for butterflies, but you need another move in the tank to get you through the last reps or sets.
I have definitely been there!
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:43 PM   #26
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Re: Alumni of The Dead Hang Pull Up Society

I got a PR in dead hangs yesterday -- 2 sets of 10 straight dead hangs. Here's a vid of my second set: wfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGP-LXUogc

Big accomplishment, considering before I started o-lifting I could only do a few at a time.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:08 AM   #27
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Re: Alumni of The Dead Hang Pull Up Society

I never used to be able to do any. I've got up to probably eight or nine deadhangs now, which is primarily from doing two or three on my landing overhang every time I walk downstairs.
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I got a PR in dead hangs yesterday -- 2 sets of 10 straight dead hangs. Here's a vid of my second set: wfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGP-LXUogc

Big accomplishment, considering before I started o-lifting I could only do a few at a time.
Rock on, Rachel! You've inspired me to test my dead-hang max!
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:34 AM   #29
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Re: Alumni of The Dead Hang Pull Up Society

Just a quick Q: what's our definition of a dead-hang pullup? I ask because I was talking pullups with a marine friend of mine and I realized he was referring them to mean going to full extension at the bottom and coming back with no body english, where I meant dropping to the bottom of the pullup and just hanging there for a second before starting again (ergo "starting from a dead hang").

EDIT: for example in the video above I wouldn't call the first few dead-hang pullups, but the last six or seven would be.
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Just a quick Q: what's our definition of a dead-hang pullup? I ask because I was talking pullups with a marine friend of mine and I realized he was referring them to mean going to full extension at the bottom and coming back with no body english, where I meant dropping to the bottom of the pullup and just hanging there for a second before starting again (ergo "starting from a dead hang").

EDIT: for example in the video above I wouldn't call the first few dead-hang pullups, but the last six or seven would be.
Hm. I didn't realize there were different interpretations of dead-hang pullups. Mine aligns with your Marine friend's definition. My sets usually end up looking like Rachel's video - they start off continuous, then end up with a pause between reps as I get fatigued.
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