spicy0853 wrote:Can anyone suggest any other exercises that will help in increasing my pullup performance. I am very comfortable moving up levels for pushups and squats.
I'm new here, so I may be way off base.
I can't do a full pull up. So I've been doing "Negative" pull ups and jumping pull ups. I alternate between chin up grip and pull up grip.
A Negative pull up is when you get a chair and have the bar at chin level, then lower yourself down as slow as possible. I did this last week and I can tell I am a little stronger from it.
This week, I have been doing jumping pushups. Basically, you just jump and pull as much as you can, then I lower as slow as I can.
Body rows are another popular thing, but I haven't tried those yet.
You can also get bands to help you, but I haven't had a need for those yet.
spicy0853 wrote:Should I not move up levels until I meet the pullup requirement?
I've seen two different opinions on this. I think it's Volleyball man who did level one until he could complete the pull ups. I think I'm going to go this route.
Others just do what they can and substitute body rows, negatives, jumping, etc. for what pull ups they can't do.
But, like I said, I'm new here, so my opinion may not be 100% correct.