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Old 04-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
Ramsey Abdulrahim
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Plyometric pullups?

Anyone try these?

There's a couple different ways to do them

This guy widens and narrows his grip and even does a clap:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcS3F...eature=related (WFS)

This guy swaps his grips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R272Ce1xshw (WFS)

It looks cool but is it effective?
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Plyometric pullups?

There are no bad chinup variations. It's all good.

I stopped counting chinup variations when I got past three dozen.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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Re: Plyometric pullups?

I've seen plenty of people say behind the neck pullups are horrible for you so there are bad pullup variations.

And consider this... I've done them widening and narrowing my grip and switching grips (clapping is beyond my ability at the moment) but I'm concerned for my shoulders. It feels pretty jarring on the shoulders... I suppose it's like a clapping pushup where you have to land into the bottom pushup position so as to not shock your shoulders. Is there a similar technique with plyometric pullups?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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Re: Plyometric pullups?

I've also heard plenty of people say that any and all pullups are bad for the shoulders. I'm not swayed.

If your shoulders are not strong enough for a particular pullup variation then don't do 'em.

Yes, the more dynamic pullups require a bit of shock absorbing technique. (I would be inclined to call the pullup examples you posted dynamic pullups rather than plyometric pullups.)

Here's an even more dynamic variation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhCAX...eature=channel
More elevation, bigger range of motion, clap is over the bar instead of beneath the bar

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Old 04-07-2010, 01:16 PM   #5
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Re: Plyometric pullups?

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It looks cool but is it effective?
It's effective at developing explosive pulling strength. Whether or not that's important to you depends on what you're training for.
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