Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by LancerV, Dec 3, 2005.
I can get like 75% up than I die
Keep at it. I was like that at one point.
Whats the best way to improve pull ups? Pulldowns?
more pullups, spotter may help
i was like that a few months ago.. could barely get 1 pullup.
i did tons of cable pulldowns and rows, then i narrowed my grip, and now i have no problem getting 6 at a time
I tried pullups once, couldn't do one. Came back to it a few months later and did 5. All I did in that time for the lats were pulldowns. Since then I've done assisted pullups using the machine (where you step on this weight thing and it helps u up) and with a spotter holding my feet.
Now I'm back to just doing them until failure, seems to be more effective.
He is right
try negatives...get a stool or something to boost you up to full pull up position, then slowly lower yourself. Do few set of those & it'll help you out.
Anyway... this article might help
I would personally stick to the lat pulldown machine until you get a decent amount of strength then start pullups with a little assistance from a buddy.
Your strength will skyrocket if you keep at it and keep pushing yourself.
I've been doing a lot of weighted pullups lately and my strength has improved dramatically. I've just been throwing a few plates between my legs off of a weight belt.
I have no gym buddies with me And If I can do 180 on pulldowns, and I still cant do a pullup
Then use a 25 lb plate or keep using bw.
How much do you weigh?
just keep trying it over and over.
i used to be 5'7" and like 190lb+ and i had a hard time doing 1 pullup. after many attempts every other day of static holds, face inward pullups, and kept trying, im doing about 7-8 wide grip pullups easy now.
just keep trying and you will slowly gain
Keep doing the pulldowns and bring a bench over to the pullup bar and help yourself slightly with your feet through the hard parts. Do this consistantly and you will get a lot stronger.
While I can do more than 20 (32 was my max in decent but not strict form) my following sets would always go down to single digits by the third set.
For the last few months I've just been doing sets of 5-7 with just my bodyweight but with only one minute rest between sets and doing up to 20 sets.
Maybe try 10 sets of 3 with 2-3 min rest.
I'm starting to just do widgrip weighted pullups and sternum pullups followed by some rows and deads. That's it for back.
if you can't do 1, start with negatives
He's doing up to 20 sets so I'm atleast guessing no.