General pullup information for beginners from Wikipedia

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  • #105234
    scumdogg
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    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.

    #109121
    dgkimpton
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    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.

    #109122
    scumdogg
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    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.

    #109123
    imported_Admin
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    Yeah, it is good to alternate. The more variety the better.

    #109124
    dgkimpton
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    That’s good. I tried the new movement – jeouw. It’s like a whole different group of muscles got involved. All good.

    #109125
    ucffool
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    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.

    #109126
    imported_Admin
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    variety is good lots of options here http://www.simplefit.org/pullup.html

    #109127
    volleyball_man
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