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Pull-ups and chin-ups.

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Pull-ups and chin-ups.

Postby jfv » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:27 pm

Hey there-

So today I'm finding out that part of the set of exercises I'm doing were not pull-ups but were, in fact, chin-ups. My previous training consisted of shifting position every time I went to do the "pull-up" section of Simplefit. To wit: once doing a real pull-up, once doing a chin-up, once using the handles of the Door Gym, once with one hand facing myself and the other facing outwards (no idea what it's called) and once the same thing as the last but with hands reversed.

My question: what would be the advantages of doing "vanilla" Simplefit versus this mixing pot I've been describing? I really don't mind changing back to the regular program if there are.

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Postby volleyball_man » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:59 pm

IMHO - good to mix it up.

I am battling elbow issues from not doing this enough ( among other things).
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Postby Admin » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:20 am

Yes Like VBM says mix it up variety is always good.

VBM get or make some rings and your elbow issues will go away.
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Postby volleyball_man » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:14 pm

Admin wrote:VBM get or make some rings and your elbow issues will go away.


I know you are right Kevin! Swimming is helping too. I also got some of those bands (from ironmind.com) that are basically graduated rubberbands. The effect of using them was nearly immediate.

Rings - need rings. The problem is - I reach 8'5" flat footed so adding them to my door gym would be, well, ridiculous! Back to the outdoor pullup bar drawing board. I'm thinking of an A-frame with 12ft 4x4s with hinges and a piece of pipe or two.
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Postby jfv » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:36 pm

Thank you all very much!

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