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Old 06-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #51
Brandon Oto
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Re: Pull-ups in daily life

Yeah. Good thing there's room for both in this great big world.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:46 PM   #52
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Re: Pull-ups in daily life

Originally Posted by Brandon Oto View Post
You're not trapped on a desert island with only one exercise, guys. You can use what works best for your needs. Pullups are great. For some athletes curls may be useful.

Ok, that was just hysterical! The voice of reason!

A lot of people are resorting to "curls suck, don't do them" instead of something like "here's why you really need to be doing pullups... if you like curls, go ahead and do them, but you should put pullups (or whatever) first, both in priority and order." This happens not only to be true, but fits in with the typical BB logic of doing thing like bench before pec flys and squats before *twitch* leg extensions and calf raises.

That way you're not attacking the curl, and by extension the person doing them... they'll listen more that way!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:06 PM   #53
Lenora Galitz-Pfeffer
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Re: Pull-ups in daily life

I'll add that ring pullups have made a huge difference in my biceps as well as the rest of my upper body. The flexibility in positions do amazing things.
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