August 26, 2007 at 10:04 pm #105521
This is my short video of my progress in pull-ups… laughter optional.
Opinions/Advice for getting that ‘last mile’… wider bodyrows? deeper everything?
Video updated to 1-6 months.August 26, 2007 at 11:22 pm #113129aussiechickParticipant
Great progress Andy!!
Looks like you will be pumping them out pretty soonAugust 26, 2007 at 11:47 pm #113130MaleficarumParticipant
i have never done one in my life.
i would say half of me pursuing simplefit over say some other “starter” program is the emphasis placed on the push/pull motions.
someday… i will do one… and so will you! i think you might be a lot closer than i am… i can dead hang for 20 seconds… but you have almost the full range of motion… i can manage only about 1/2 of what you do.August 27, 2007 at 2:08 am #113131volleyball_manParticipant
Keep doing what you are doing. You have improved a lot in 3 months!August 27, 2007 at 5:00 am #113132taifunParticipant
Just keep going!August 27, 2007 at 8:53 pm #113133imported_AdminParticipant Great progress Andy, you will get there.September 7, 2007 at 8:13 pm #113134scumdoggParticipant Keep working at, you’re getting awfully close. I find that after you’ve finally managed to do one, doing more comes easier, at least for me. I think that part of the problem when you first start doing pullups is getting used to the motion and having your muscle groups work together in that fashion. After all, it’s not like a pullup is the most natural motionSeptember 10, 2007 at 8:00 pm #113135NatureDocParticipant You’re so close!!! I’m excited for you!October 2, 2007 at 7:37 pm #113136 WOW – that is some serious progress! I’m impressed by your tenacity and results. Keep at itOctober 3, 2007 at 2:34 am #113137 Yeah.. after 19 weeks still can’t do 1. Thanks though!October 3, 2007 at 8:58 am #113138 You were bloody close in that last video snippet! Have tried working from a lower bar so that you can practice the top part of the lift without wearing out on the getting yourself off the ground part?
I started with a lower bar by mistake and I have to say I think it helped… ymmv of course.October 3, 2007 at 1:52 pm #113139imported_AdminParticipant
That is a good idea dgkimpton, Andy you may want to consider starting at the top going down a little then back up to work that range.October 5, 2007 at 4:43 am #113140 Problem is, once I start going down, I can’t go back up (in that area).October 8, 2007 at 6:55 pm #113141 With a lower bar I think you’ll find this easier (bring it down to just over head hight…)
But what the hell do I knowOctober 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm #113142coremanParticipant
I would use a shorter bar. With my head just over the bar, I am on my toes. So, when I get tired in my workouts, I assist myself with my toes and lower as slow as I can without assisting myself.
Pull ups are easier for me. I can do 2 of those in a row now with not so perfect form. I can get about eye level with a pull up, so I know how you feel.
Keep at it, you are very close.
Congrats for having the cajones to post a video of yourself. That shows how serious you are about simplefit.
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