Training pullups multiple times a week?

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  1. Mitchj

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    My pull muscles are significantly weaker and smaller (biceps, lats) than my push muscles (shoulders, chest), and its very noticeable.

    I'm wondering if anyone has tried just doing compound exercises like this a few times a week to try and get your muscles to respond to it?
     
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    If it's just your biceps, do some direct work to them. If you think of your back as lagging you could work them 2x a week with less volume each time if you've got room for it in your program.

    I plan on doing something similar this year for bench, do it and see if it works out for you. Also, what kind of back routine are you doing... maybe you just need more volume or something.
     
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    sure, why not. As long as you're not overtraining, it's not a bad idea
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    You're a perfect candidate for bicept and lat slaps. :bowdown:
     
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    im currently doing wide grip pulls up twice a week.

    50 reps each day
     
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    It's fine. But, I would say inverted row strength is more important than pullup strength.
     
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    why is this
     
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    Maybe Arnold's book will have the answer?
     
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    I alternate between pullups and WG pullups on back day but I was thinking of adding them on another day also. I'd really like to be able do 4x12 pullups and 3x12 WG pullups soon...
     
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    maybe... assuming what you are saying is true ?
     
  13. Mitchj

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    that would be a shit load of sets for me. I aim for 3 sets of 7 usually. Not failure on the first set, but definitely is for the last two.

    I think my body responds better to frequency over once a week training, when i used to bench press twice a week, my numbers shot up. When i done it once a week, they have remained basically stable.
     
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    i've seen that before and its still a good read, i'm pretty sure that was what i based this thought on. :o

    I'm not really keen to jump on the full body bandwagon, but i can mix my workouts a better to allow myself to train muscles multiple times a week.
     
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    oh and actually the title is a typo, i meant to write chinups (overhand). I find them alot harder than pullups (underhand) for whatever reason, and therefor would be a better exercise to focus on.
     
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    I went into the Marines doing 3 pullups as a max set. After a lot of trial and error, now my max is 42 reverse grip and 35 forward grip.

    Each week, once a week, on the same day, I do 3 sets of both exercises. I'll start off my workout doing 3 sets of 30 forward grip pullups, then do some DB rows or something, then do 3 sets of 35 reverse grip pullups (or whatever the hell the different grips is called).

    The thing that helped me the most was simply doing weighted pullups. I would strap on a belt with some weights on the bottom and do 10 pullups. Each week I would add 2.5lbs. At the end of a bulk I was doing 10 pullups with 2 45lbs plates. Without the weights I was doing about 22 pullups at that point. After cutting and losing 20lbs, my reverse grip pullups went up to about 28.

    Ever since then I've kept doing the 6 sets each week, and they seem to keep going up. My other Marine friend does about 50 forward grip (he does less with reverse grip) pullups, and he followed the exact same routine.
     
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    pullups are overhand and chinups are underhand. In other words, chinups palms face you when you've pulled yourself up, and pullups, knuckles are facing you at the top.
     
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    i need to start doing pullups. i think i'm going to start next back day.
     
  19. Mitchj

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    i always get them backwards, than pullups was right :o
     
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    throw a lil variation in there sometimes too..like different grip widths as well as chin/pullups etc.
     
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    nice video man, reminded me of those black guys doing thug workout :rofl:
    i am still struggling to get my pullups and chinups stronger, i can only do about 7-8 before i cant do anymore :(

    i dunno why i never saw that before, im subscribed to you on youtube
     
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    just watched your krispy kreme vid :rofl: 5 stars
     
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    They were from my recent trip to Cali and had them on private I guess.
     
  25. TZ

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    oic

    did you get any in-n-out?

    shit, i want that place so bad..never had it. just seen all the pics always posted on ot ffs :(
     
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