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General pullup information for beginners from Wikipedia

Posted: 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?

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

Posted: 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.

Posted: 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.

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

Posted: 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.

Posted: 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.

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:11 pm
by Admin
variety is good lots of options here

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:05 am
by volleyball_man
From wikipedia I followed the sources and found this: ... CH%201.pdf