Are these actually doing anything or am I wasting my time? v. resistancefuckingbands

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  1. Inferno

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    AFKJHSDLFJHSdf :rl: :rl: :rl:

    so im restarting p90x, I got more then half way through like a year ago and stopped due to the dumbbells i was using became too light and were a pain in the ass anyway due to having to unspin the thing and add/remove plates every time, among other reasons. this time im even more determined to get this shit done.

    This time around I went ahead and built myself a nice steel pullup bar, so i pop the first disk in and I find myself able to do like 2-3 solid fucking pullups :ugh: Im disgusted, so I run to walmart real quick and buy some goldys gym resistance bands and press play. WHAT THE FUCK. Okay, i feel the resistance, sure, but i can keep going and going and going. I never feel fatigued. I have all 3 bands attatched to the grip too, AND im sitting as far as I can from the pullup bar (resistance bands are wrapped around the pullup bar) before I think theyre all just going to snap.

    Somebody fill me in, am I doing something wrong? Is ANY muscle being built? Ive read that pullups are one of the most effective excersizes due to their compound nature, working out many muscles, but with these bands it feels like the only thing im working out even remotely are my arms.

    OT, plz enlighten me.. Im determined as hell to get through this shit and now resistance bands seem to be my only logical option, until I build enough muscle to just use the bar.. but wtfffff :mad:
     
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    THE mister juice jfk→sea

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    do negatives and grease the groove, all you really need.
     
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    THE mister juice jfk→sea

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    When you can't do anymore pull ups, jump up to the top position of a pull up and slowly let your self down, and do it frequently. As in, everytime you find yourself under the bar, do pull ups.
     
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    oooh k, so youre agreeing that resistance bands blow? :hs:
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I am confused. Why are you sitting near a pull-up bar?

    Are you using these bands to assist you doing pullups? Or something else?
     
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    bands are wrapped around the pullup bar, im sitting on the ground pulling the bands towards me in the pullup motion.
     
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    if its too easy use less bands til you dont use any bands.... is this a fucking hard concept?
     
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    You're doing a lat pull-down w/resistance bands, not a pull-up with resistance bands.

    Like others said, do negatives and do pullups whenever you can throughout the day.
     
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    no...they are good...

    however you're doing them wrong...

    loop band around pullup bar, stand on it and use it to help you do pullups..
     
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    this makes zero fucking sense
     
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    Sorry, whats a negative? Where i jump and just let myself fall slowly?

    Im doing them exactly how the guy in the p90x video is doing them? :dunno:
     
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    tbizzle you smoke that shit?

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    Some kid at my gym fuckin snapped one the other day while i was squatting :rofl: I was dying. Kid looked around and scurried over to where he got it and just put it back it two pieces.
     
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    this is what im scared of :squint:
     
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    and? he's a retard.

    doing these are better than what you are doing...

    http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/default.asp?qid=11189&tid=101
     
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    which is retarded...they aren't the same thing...

    if you can't do pullups then do assisted pullups...
     
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    yea i know, just trying to explain why he's doing what he's doing.
     
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    ohhhhh fuck those look menacing :hsugh:
     
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