Building strength for pull ups

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    samjackson
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    A couple of points when doing pull ups on day 3. While the workout is for time, perform the pull ups as follows: 3 to 5 reps with 3 to 5 minutes of rest between them. Don’t train to muscle failure! Get just enough assistance so that you can get the reps without failing or degradation of form. That goes for day 2 as well.

    Training muscles to failure for increased strength is a myth from the world of body building. It will pump up those muscles but significant gains in maximum and functional strength will not be realized. Have fun!

    #107480
    imported_Admin
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    Very important point, thanks for bringing this up.

    Here is a good way to approach these three different workouts with broken sets.

    day 1 = 1/2 max reps rest repeat

    day 2 = 2-3 under max rest repeat

    day 3 = 2-3 under max rest repeat

    Maybe max out once a month for reference if you want

    #107481
    samjackson
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    #107482
    imported_Admin
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    Good stuff just remember muscles tend to adjust faster than tendons and ligaments so listen to your body if you “grease the groove” to avoid tendinitis. Slow easy progression will do the job.

    Cheers

    And thanks for the info Jack!

    #107483
    Norman
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    Thanks to both of you for the tips !

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