I have been stuck at 10 pullups for 2 months and need SERIOUS help v.MuscleEndurance?

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  1. Accord

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    My goal is 20 pullups, and I have been stuck at 10 pullups for 2 months now. I've tried the Armstrong Pullup Program, the Recon Ron Pullup Program, i've tried just standard training twice a week, just training once a week, i've tried weighted pullups, i've tried doing a max set then keep jumping up and just doing negatives but I can only get like an extra 2 reps that way, I feel like i've tried everything and i'm STILL stuck at only 10 pullups. I'm doing them palms facing in. I'm even taking in 3,700 calories per day now with 1.5g protein per pound and all that good stuff. What's wrong?????

    I'm really frustrated about this, my goal is 20 pullups and i'm half way there. What do you guys recommend?? What more can I do??

    Even though my one set max is only 10 pullups, I have been able to do a lot more pullups in the later sets. For example when I was first able to get 10 pullups, i'd get like 10, 6, 4, 3 but now i'm able to get 10, 8, 8, 7 so obviously I AM making gains, just not to my 1 set max reps. My STRENGTH is definitely going up, but not my muscle endurance.

    I'm thinking about doing some huge drop sets, you guys will probably shudder at the thought of this but I was thinking of doing a max set of 10 pullups then IMMEDIATELY hopping onto the assisted pullup machine and do 20 more reps. Perhaps this will be good for muscle endurance? I don't know.

    I probably sound like a jackass n00b who wants to do low weight high reps ( :rofl: ), but I don't care.

    Please help!

    Thanks
     
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  2. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

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    perhaps start doing lat pulldowns to a 20rm max, then work up the weight until you reach bodyweight....


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  3. Falconer

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    Ladders: Do 1, rest for as long as it took you to do 1, then do 2, rest for as long as it took you to do 2, then do 3, rest that long, and then start over.

    Or, you can do it with a partner (you rest while he's doing pullups and vice versa). Let go of the bar while you're resting. Keep doing 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc. until you can't complete the given number of sets.
     
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    Also, make sure you're doing full rep pullups. I hate it when people only go down half way, or bounce or something.
     
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    I know this one guy at the gym that does reps of 25 pullups...all the way down...all the way up like nothing. Idunno about the number...but his form and how smooth he does it is simply amazing to me.
     
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    tension > not tension.

    i go about 98% of the way down..stop just before lockout, but i hold a pause at the 2% away from the bottom
     
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    hanging at the bottom can also place undue stress upon the shoulder joint. If you're going to go all the way down, don't just relax and hang.
     
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    do weighted wide grip pullups 4-5 sets, and do 1 max out chin grip set once a week. train in with reps no higher then 5-6reps, after doing the weighted pullups do them no weighted to failure max set. Also incorporate db pullovers some where into your workout, they help with chin ups alot. good luck.
     
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    even though you'll do fewer reps, start doing pullups with weight. once you're able to do 10 pullups with 45+lbs strapped on, see how many you can do without weight
     
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    Thanks, i'm going to try this one.
     
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  13. Skeletor

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    try lat pull downs on 5x5... strength doesn't necessarily mean higher endurance but to a certain degree it will add some. Or weighted pullups as suggested.
     
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    :rofl: I know, seems like every few months i'm making one these threads...
     
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    it seems like you're having trouble sticking with one routine :dunno:
     
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    :ugh:
     
  17. PepsiMax

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    So you're doing chin ups? (Palms facing towards you)

    I don't think you're allowed to do those in the military, they have to be actual pull ups.(Palms facing out)
     
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    You're allowed to do them palms facing in or palms facing out.
     
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    Are you positive? I know the service acadamies don't allow you to. Because chins are a lot easier than pull ups.
     
  20. Accord

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    Yes, I am positive...
     
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    That's right, you probably have the book memorized.:eek3:


    EDIT: Are you still cutting? That could be a factor.
     
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    :rofl:


    Nope, i'm not still cutting. I got down to my lowest weight of 156 a while ago and have since been doing a clean bulk, I now weigh around 174.
     
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    Do pullups everyday... without going nowhere near failure. Maybe sets of only 3-5 reps.
     
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    I love lat pulldowns..
     
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