Pull ups, overhand. Am I doing it wrong?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by johnson, Oct 14, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last summer I could only do maybe 5-6 chin ups (underhand) and even less after I rested. For the past two months ive been doing Christopher's modified version of Bill Star's routine and now 13-14 chin ups on the first set. Same with overhand pull ups. But, when pull ups, my hands are only shoulder width or a little bit wider than that and I go up until my neck is higher than my hands. Is that the right way to do it? Havent tried wide grip yet but Ill probably only be able to do a few.
     
  2. Accord

    Accord New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    10,869
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Got a link?
     
  3. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    You dont even go all the way down (hanging position)?

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1574598
     
  4. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,974
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    Been recently experimenting with just doing sets of 5 with 1 min rest between sets. Did 12 sets of 5 last workout. I think I could probably do 20 sets of 5.
    was definitely pumped.
     
  5. G-n-P

    G-n-P New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tulsa
    gain some weight they'll get harder
     
  6. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    How many can you do in a set right now? Goal is 25 for me.
     
  7. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,974
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    Max is 32 I believe. I haven't gone to failure in awhile.
     
  8. amdspitfire

    amdspitfire New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    i think going all the way down is better, its ezier when u keep the muscles flexed
     
  9. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it wrong to go right back up after you go all the way down, ie. kind of like jerking it.
     
  10. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,974
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    I usually pause. Do you mean though almost bouncing out of the bottom?
     
  11. Accord

    Accord New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    10,869
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Kipping?
     
  12. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    I pause for a little bit (legs are usually swinging) but go right back up.
     
  13. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    nose to elbow? that's like a 2 inch movement
     
  14. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    seriously... unless you've got some fucking monkey arms (see the guy in the pic post) there's no way that's a movement
     
  15. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think he means from the top position, then come down to where the elbows are.
     
  16. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    alright that makes sense
     
  17. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Youre only 3 letters away from Steve HOLT!
     
  18. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    only pulling up to the elbows from the hangin position, which is....2 inches...:o
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page