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Old 10-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
Sebastian Gedin
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Which rubber band should I use for pull-ups?

Hello everyone!

I've been doing CrossFit for a few months and and love it! I want to start working hard on my pull-ups since I can barely do one. My question is: If I want to use a rubber band for assistance, should I pick one just strong enough for me to manage to perform very few pull-ups or should a go for a stronger one making it possible for me to do about ten?

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Old 10-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Re: Which rubber band should I use for pull-ups?

Both.

If the thinner ban allows you to do 1-5 reps then you are building strength.

If a thicker band allows you to do 8-15 you are building stamina.

So if you are doing 3 x 5 pull-ups to get strong enough to do pull-ups without a band use thinner band.

If your doing a met-con like Fran where you will do 45 pull-ups fast use the thicker band.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Which rubber band should I use for pull-ups?

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Both.

If the thinner ban allows you to do 1-5 reps then you are building strength.

If a thicker band allows you to do 8-15 you are building stamina.

So if you are doing 3 x 5 pull-ups to get strong enough to do pull-ups without a band use thinner band.

If your doing a met-con like Fran where you will do 45 pull-ups fast use the thicker band.
Exactly. Totally depends on the workout OP is doing. If you're doing a WOD with lots of pull-ups, be sure to use a band that will allow you to do a higher volume (until you figure out whats right for you, err on the side of a bigger band). When you're doing a strength workout, find a band were you can do 1-5 reps max.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Sounds good! Thank you for great response!
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