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    brapbrap New Member

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    I can't do pullups? I'm gonna do Christophers routine but i cant do pullups..like not even one..so what should i replace these with?
     
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    assisted if you have a machine or training partner
     
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    chinups even
     
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    Difference? :hs:
     
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    chin-up = palm facing you
    pullup = palm facing away

    you can do chin holds (get to the top of the bar even if it takes a jump and hold it there)
     
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    I can do like 1 chin up :wtc:
     
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    hold it at the top for as long as possible, have an assisted pullup machine? have someone that will hold your legs and assist you? you can gain some strength with pulldowns but they're not really a replacement, but do them regularly for now

    you can use a band like shown in the picture, or do partial reps
     
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    jump up, grab the bar (with chin above bar) and slowly lower down as slow as possible. try contracting and holding midway every once and awhile. work at it. they'll come.
     
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    depending on form it can help, I do them every now and then for my lats, keeping my arms somewhat close to my sides, and pulling from a slightly further point than usual, diagonally towards my chest
     
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    If you can do one you can probably do one a few times over the duration of your workout
     
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    or get a box, move it say 50cm back from the pullup bar, rest your toes on the box, with your legs bent up behind you.


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  13. D-GUy

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    good advice as long as you understand the metric system
     
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