pull ups - fully extend or no?

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  1. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    I started doing pull ups after not doing any for a long time and I am just wondering about the best technique.

    Should I extend as far as my arms will go each rep or keep my elbows slightly bent at the bottom of the rep?
     
  2. Frank Dux

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    fully extend son
     
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    dead-hang
     
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    fully extend, but only pull up about 10%
     
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    if I fully straighten my arms then my shoulder blades shrug upward and I feel the tension come off my lats, so I stop right before that happens. I do my negatives pretty slow as well to make sure there's no momentum/swing.
     
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    All the way down and chin above the bar.
     
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    fully extended muscle ups
     
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    no full ext, you take tension off the lats by doing so.
     
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    but would you agree that before anyone worries about specifically targeting the lats that they should be able to profenciently be able to perform dead hang as well?
     
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    If you can't do dead hang pullups you suck at life / are a douche bag.
     
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    are you trying to get big lats or become good at doing true pullups? i agree with 4cd-air.

    same thing goes for rows, i stop before my elbows lock to keep the tension on my lats, seems to work.
     
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    I always thought dead hang pullups refers to no body momentum I.E. your body is hanging limp... not having to do with the depth/ROM of the pullup.
     
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    My goal is to get good at doing true pullups, so I guess it's different from the BB'ers in here.

    And dead hang refers to full range of motion: elbows locked out at bottom and then chin full above the bar.
     
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    so you can do kipping pullups w/ full extension and call them dead hang pullups? fucking lame!
     
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    :ugh:

    Sorry I didnt add in every possible scenario. I guess you coudl also use the weight assist machine and do dead hang pullups...or leave your feet on the ground and do dead hang pullups...oh wait no...because it's implied ur not gonna do stupid shit.

    :ugh:
     
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    never heard the whole "dead hang" term on F&N until there was a huge thread on kipping pullups and everybody said "kipping pullups are gay I do dead hang" as though they were opposites... when in fact they are not. confusing homos.
     
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    so cliffs on "kipping" is this like swinging your legs up to give momentum?
     
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    I find full ROM pullups hurt my shoulders... at the bottom and the top :mamoru:
     
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    Yes, shot your legs up and you get upward momentum thus making the pullup super easy.

    @mandrew: They are completely different...dead hang pull ups are hard and kipping pullups are not Just because you start/end at the same location doesn't mean they're identical. :ugh:
     
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