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Old 03-14-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
Kevin Burns
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Could anyone shed some advice on how to increase my ability to do pullups(hands facing away). When i'm tired I can still pull off 8 chin-ups but barely even 1 pullup.

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Old 03-14-2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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Just found out about Pavel's ladders. Sounds interesting.

http://www.cbass.com/Pavel'sLadders.htm
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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Weighted, negatives, jumping.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:24 AM   #4
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The answer is simple:

Just pullup some more.

I used to be able to chin alot more than pull, but then I began pulling more so today I'm probably only good for a single chin more than a pull.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:36 AM   #5
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How far apart are your hands in relation to your shoulders?
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:44 AM   #6
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Should they be wider ? they might not be wide enough if that helps.
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:27 AM   #7
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The wider grip tends to be more challenging (tricep not lat intensive). Most people like approx shoulder width. I actually tend to go for a narrower grip, but I have freakishly broad shoulders. I am the only person I know of whose shoulders are so broad he broke a collarbone at birth.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:33 AM   #8
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My sympathy's to your mother.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:30 PM   #9
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You may try mixed grip (one overhand, one underhand) ala deadlift. I tend to do this, breaking up the sets to change grips even if I can complete the full set. That, and more pull-ups.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:34 PM   #10
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Interesting idea. Gonna try to just bang out pullups throughout the day for the next couple weeks and see what happens.
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