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Should I advance to level 3?

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:38 am
by scrman
Howdy guys,

I've been on level 2 now for three weeks, and I can perform day 3 in less than 5 minutes. BUT, that is not doing proper pullups. I can use the handles on my door gym, or do negative pullups, or Australian pullups, but "real" pullups (or chinups) I'm limited to two so far.

So my question is, should I continue on to level 3, continuing to do pullup alternatives, or wait until I can do the pullups?

I'm currently at 221 lbs, started at 232 at the beginning of the year.

Thanks!

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:51 pm
by cheapo
If you can do one pull-up, you can do Day 3 with pull-ups:

You do 1 pull-up.
You rest until you can do another.
Repeat.

Obviously, your time will be poor (you must include rest in your time), but you will advance quickly.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:30 am
by volleyball_man
Agree - don't move forward until you have real pullups.

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:44 am
by scrman
Thanks for the feedback. I'm happy to report that when I did Day 1 of level 2 yesterday, I was able to do 5 passable pull ups! Nobody could be more surprised than me.

Thanks again.

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:48 am
by cheapo
FANTASTIC!

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:08 am
by davarm
volleyball_man wrote:Agree - don't move forward until you have real pullups.
Seriously? Now I feel like I should go back to level 1.

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:09 am
by volleyball_man
It's up to you. I won't come find you and point you out! HA!

That was just my attitude about it. Kept me from burning out.

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:44 am
by Tryhoster
I think that focusing on doing real pullups (or chinups) is the best not only for training but also for personal satisfaction :P

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:43 pm
by court12b
so does the "day 3 under 5 minutes" rule hold for all levels?

I'm working at level 6, time is 15:45. sub 5 minutes seems like a pretty steep goal.

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 pm
by Ruli
court12b wrote:so does the "day 3 under 5 minutes" rule hold for all levels?
yes, the rule count for all levels.

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:55 am
by court12b
*whistles softly*

"not going anywhere for a while...?"