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Old 07-09-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Why So Many Pull Ups

Crossfot seems tobe big into pullups above anything else. Why is that?
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

I wouldn't say above everything else, necessarily, but I'm pretty sure there's some literature in the FAQ or Getting Started about that. They're just a very functional, effective movement, as far as both metcon and strength go. Not much more to it than that, probably...
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

Cause they put hair on your chest.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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Cause they put hair on your chest.


Lol but I have enough already.

The reason I ask is that I dont recover in time concidering how often we do them.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

Everyone is the same when they first start out, but eventually you won't even blink an eye to see 100 chinups in a workout.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:47 PM   #6
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

It is not so much that CrossFit is 'big into them,' as it is that so many other programs are deficient.

Although beyond cliché at this point- most people and programs focus on mirror muscles at the expense of posterior muscles. 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 ). Why people find them harder I don’t know- but for some reason they do.

At least this has been my experience.

You'll be surprised when pullups become as easy as pushups. Then more surprised when they are easier the pushups. I swear.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #7
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

You and Fuller make uo ME lol.

The problem I have is that it seems like the pullups are overworking me. I donr regain strength intime for another day of pullups.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #8
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

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You and Fuller make uo ME lol.

The problem I have is that it seems like the pullups are overworking me. I donr regain strength intime for another day of pullups.
Then keep doing them.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #9
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

So funny that this thread came up today. I was doing Angie this afternoon (I was planning on doing 50 instead of 100 of everything) and on rep 46 it felt like the rubber grip on the pullup bar was coming apart. When I got off the bar I looked at my hands and saw this:
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s...k/IMG_1859.jpg

It didn't hurt until I tried (in lieu of Neosporin) to clean it out with alcohol hand sanitizer. I felt that discretion was the better part of valor and chose not to continue with the pushups. Hopefully tomorrow's WOD involves running and situps and hands free exercises.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #10
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Re: Why So Many Pull Ups

Why not?
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