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Old 07-09-2008, 06:09 PM   #11
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

Why not what?
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:21 PM   #12
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

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Added to this is that exercises that build the posterior chain (squats, deads and pullups) tend to be harder then ‘fun’ exercises (curls, bench, leg press and the... lat pulldown ).
How do pullups build the posterior chain?
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:36 PM   #13
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How do pullups build the posterior chain?
Assuming you kip hard, it works your PC.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:42 PM   #14
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

...and here I've been thinking CF should incorporate more WOD's with weighted pullups!

Seriously though... I think part of the reason is because unlike a lot of other excersises, there aren't that many (low skill) things that work the same muscles.

for the squat, you've got deads, cleans, front squats, KB swings, sprints, pistols... they all work similar muscle groups in different ways... for the pullup you got uh... more pullups!
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:11 PM   #15
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

The otherthing that I forgot to add is that i dont kipp. Just cant get into them.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:20 PM   #16
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You'll be surprised when pullups become as easy as pushups. Then more surprised when they are easier the pushups. I swear.
You mean this has actually happened to someone else? I thought there was something wrong with me!
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #17
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

Travis, go to the home page and click on the Crossfit Journal button. Scroll down the blue column on the right to the Exersize section and you'll find a two page article on the pullup by Coach Glassman. It offers a good explanation of the value of this exersize.

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Old 07-09-2008, 07:54 PM   #18
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

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Why not what?
The answer to why? (as in why so many pull-ups) is almost always why not?

Thats my Zen for the day.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #19
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The answer to why? (as in why so many pull-ups) is almost always why not?

Thats my Zen for the day.
So true. For me, pull-ups are much easier than push-ups. It took me twice the amount of time to do the 100 push-ups than to do the 100 pull-ups for Angie. Just keep doing pull-ups and eventually you will recover in time for the next workout.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:07 PM   #20
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Dennis thanks I am heading there now
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