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Old 03-26-2010, 08:44 PM   #11
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Re: Hello

Also, can anyone give me info on how to get better at pullups?
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:31 AM   #12
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Also, can anyone give me info on how to get better at pullups?
Start with a gravitron if you have access to one, if not jumping pull ups, but be careful on the drop, you'll be trying to control the speed at which you drop while your muscles are stretching and this can cause Rhabdo, so take it easy at first. If you have a pull up bar at home there's a technique called "to grease the groove" which consists of doing a short number of a certain exercise every so often. For example, I would do 5 pull ups on the hour every hour. The goal is to not go to failure or anywhere near it. The result is the body will condition itself thinking you need to do that exercise continually and open new pathways for blood and oxygen to get to the muscles involved. It works, but you need to be consistent. It is not a thing of one or two days, but more like one or two weeks! Or forever!! :P

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Old 03-27-2010, 03:02 PM   #13
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Start with a gravitron if you have access to one, if not jumping pull ups, but be careful on the drop, you'll be trying to control the speed at which you drop while your muscles are stretching and this can cause Rhabdo, so take it easy at first. If you have a pull up bar at home there's a technique called "to grease the groove" which consists of doing a short number of a certain exercise every so often. For example, I would do 5 pull ups on the hour every hour. The goal is to not go to failure or anywhere near it. The result is the body will condition itself thinking you need to do that exercise continually and open new pathways for blood and oxygen to get to the muscles involved. It works, but you need to be consistent. It is not a thing of one or two days, but more like one or two weeks! Or forever!! :P

Good luck!

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Thanks Diego, I will do use these techniques everyday following the WOD.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:40 PM   #14
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You are semi in the right place. Read a lot, read about diet first. Read about sleep second and read about traing 3rd. When you have got the first 2 sorted think about your training.

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If you have a game train for it. If you don't, by all means cross train but be careful here not to overtrain. That's the sescret sauce
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:33 AM   #15
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Try the pullup 100day challenge if you can, it's awesome and builds up your endurance relatively quickly.
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