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Old 04-08-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
Tim Runnette
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I want to buy some Thera-Bands to replace using a Gravitron for pull-ups. What resistance and how many is a good place to start. I think it was on CrossFit Live I heard about using them. I assume I'd need ~12' of tubing with a handle on each end. I am 225' and 6'1" and can get about 5 pull-ups from dead hang (already two more than a month ago at least.) I am still slowly trying to figure out kipping as well.

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Old 04-08-2006, 08:02 PM   #2
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Does anyone recommend Iron Woody Bands?
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:32 AM   #3
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I have Iron Woody Bands and highly recommned them. However, if you can do 5 pullups you probably don't need bands, you just need to do more pullups.

There is a great article on kipping in CFJ #43.

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Old 04-09-2006, 05:01 AM   #4
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Thanks Bill. I am doing pull-ups every WOD during CFWU. For the big volume stuff however I usually resort to a Gravitron. Yesterday at my gym the Gravitron was consumed by someone leisurely wandering thru their workout :angry: and I made due with sort of self-assisted/jumping pull-ups (I am 4-day lag on WOD.)

I have CFJ #43 and will reread. Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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I recommend Iron Woody or Jump Stretch bands. Theraband will not last as long, too flimsy JMO
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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I also recommend iron woody bands. It is the only way many of the kids I teach can build up to a correct pull up.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:40 PM   #7
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Anyone else interested in the kipping pull-up,
training video link below.

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-video/eva-on-kipping.wmv
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