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Old 02-07-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Criteria for a "good" pullup

I've been viewing a LOT of the video exercises and I noticed that some people manage to reach a point where their chin is actually above the bar whereas others may only be getting about nose high. There was one Fran exihibition where I noted the guy wasn't getting chin high, but he seemed to have reached maximum flex in his elbow. So....if you are trying to post a time for a routine that involves pullups, are there criteria that should be met?
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: Criteria for a "good" pullup

A pull-up only has to see the chin over the bar, but a chest to bar PU will be a harder PU, but if you are doing a WOD like Fran where you do 45 PU's then you are getting a great workout even if your chin only passes the bar.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Criteria for a "good" pullup

Dave my take is, after you become proficient at chin to bar pull-ups you should progress to chest to bar. Nose to bar doesn't count IMHO.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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Re: Criteria for a "good" pullup

Your observations about pull-ups are correct. There is no universal standards applied to pull-ups or squats or kettlebell swing in order to post on CF. This is why in CF, you really just compete with yourself. Do a pull-up, next time do 1 more....you are better and you won.

I "compete" with many people on-line, but in the end I do not know if their standards are good enough for me, or my standards are good enough for them, so the only person whose time or numbers I really want to beat are my own from the last time I did that workout.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:05 PM   #6
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Re: Criteria for a "good" pullup

Chin above the bar, full elbow extension at the bottom is well accepted standart.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:37 PM   #7
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Re: Criteria for a "good" pullup

Dave agree with Pat, in the spirit of that competition with yourself is where chest to bar should come into play...it's all about what you strive for personally...you aren't going to see many people doing chest to bar, just like you won't see many people doing CF in general...

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #8
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Re: Criteria for a "good" pullup

Thanks to all for the replies---good stuff! Of course, I'm still jumping and using the Gravitron until I can do a real one, but I want it to be a "good" one!
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