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General pullup information for beginners from Wikipedia

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:48 pm
by scumdogg
A good wikipedia page explaining the different kinds of pullups along with animated clips demonstrating. Is there anything wikipedia doesn't cover?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pull-up_(exercise)


The link doesn't seem to want to post properly so just cut and paste into your browser.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:12 am
by dgkimpton
Thank you!

Turns out I've been doing 'chin-ups' thinking they were pull-ups. Back to square one. Bugger.

At least I know that I'm going to do the correct movement this time.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:08 am
by scumdogg
Hi DG,

I don't think it's a big problem that you were doing chins at first. You still get some back involved, especially if you pull high and lean back slightly so that it's like a row. There was another post in this forum that also suggested alternating pullups and chins, either between sets or between workouts.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:18 am
by Admin
Yeah, it is good to alternate. The more variety the better.

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:49 am
by dgkimpton
That's good. I tried the new movement - jeouw. It's like a whole different group of muscles got involved. All good.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:10 pm
by ucffool
Since I can't do a pull-up yet, I rotate chin-up/pull-up (jump and lower slowly) to work more muscles in my arms. I hope that's a good idea.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:11 pm
by Admin
variety is good lots of options here http://www.simplefit.org/pullup.html

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:05 am
by volleyball_man
From wikipedia I followed the sources and found this:

http://www.usmc.mil/directiv.nsf/1c91d7 ... CH%201.pdf