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Old 07-10-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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pull-up variation that works the extensors

Does such a thing exist?
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

What for?
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

To work my extensors.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

What extensors?
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

The wrist extensors.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

Hmm... wrist FLEXION gives some assistance when your hands are on a solid bar, but this edge is lost when you do towel pullups or rotating bar pullups.

To my way of thinking, chasing wrist EXTENSION as a component of a successful pullup would be about as useful as elbow extension... let's face it, the concentric part of the move- the getting up to the bar-is dependent on flexion all round (wrists, shoulders, elbows) and the eccentric part- coming down to hang position- in addition to being a damn sight easier than going up, is merely the relaxing of the aforementioned flexion, NOT an active extension of anything.

I think you're looking to the wrong exercise... wrist curls, maybe...no, that was unkind of me.

Listen, your extensors do a fair bit of work in a support role, just not the main active role of the move.
Do lots of mixed grips, towels, and any variation you can dream up; mix these in with DL's and any othe grip-dependent exercise and your extensors will be seeing plenty of front-line service
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:51 PM   #7
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

Is that a good reason for no-handed pullups? I've never tried but they look painful.
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Re: pull-up variation that works the extensors

..flexion, again ...
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