Should I advance to level 3?

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  • #106162
    scrman
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    Howdy guys,

    I’ve been on level 2 now for three weeks, and I can perform day 3 in less than 5 minutes. BUT, that is not doing proper pullups. I can use the handles on my door gym, or do negative pullups, or Australian pullups, but “real” pullups (or chinups) I’m limited to two so far.

    So my question is, should I continue on to level 3, continuing to do pullup alternatives, or wait until I can do the pullups?

    I’m currently at 221 lbs, started at 232 at the beginning of the year.

    Thanks!

    #118948
    cheapo
    Participant

    If you can do one pull-up, you can do Day 3 with pull-ups:

    You do 1 pull-up.

    You rest until you can do another.

    Repeat.

    Obviously, your time will be poor (you must include rest in your time), but you will advance quickly.

    #118949
    volleyball_man
    Participant

    Agree – don’t move forward until you have real pullups.

    #118950
    scrman
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m happy to report that when I did Day 1 of level 2 yesterday, I was able to do 5 passable pull ups! Nobody could be more surprised than me.

    Thanks again.

    #118951
    cheapo
    Participant

    FANTASTIC!

    #118952
    davarm
    Participant

    volleyball_man wrote:

    Agree – don’t move forward until you have real pullups.

    Seriously? Now I feel like I should go back to level 1.

    #118953
    volleyball_man
    Participant

    It’s up to you. I won’t come find you and point you out! HA!

    That was just my attitude about it. Kept me from burning out.

    #118954
    Tryhoster
    Participant

    I think that focusing on doing real pullups (or chinups) is the best not only for training but also for personal satisfaction :P

    #118955
    court12b
    Participant

    so does the “day 3 under 5 minutes” rule hold for all levels?

    I’m working at level 6, time is 15:45. sub 5 minutes seems like a pretty steep goal.

    #118956
    Ruli
    Participant

    court12b wrote:

    so does the “day 3 under 5 minutes” rule hold for all levels?


    yes, the rule count for all levels.

    #118957
    court12b
    Participant

    *whistles softly*

    “not going anywhere for a while…?”

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