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    Alternative cable pull-down?

    Are there any free weight exercises similar to cable pull-downs? I've been getting into parkour lately and I have a hard time pulling myself up onto stuff. For example, I can run up a wall enough to grab the top of it but then I just hang there because I'm too weak to pull myself up. There are literally no gyms around me so I don't have access to a cable pull-down machine. I'd do pullups but as I said, I can't pull myself up so that isn't going to do me any good. Can anyone think of anything?
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    Originally Posted by coppacity View Post
    Are there any free weight exercises similar to cable pull-downs? I've been getting into parkour lately and I have a hard time pulling myself up onto stuff. For example, I can run up a wall enough to grab the top of it but then I just hang there because I'm too weak to pull myself up. There are literally no gyms around me so I don't have access to a cable pull-down machine. I'd do pullups but as I said, I can't pull myself up so that isn't going to do me any good. Can anyone think of anything?
    if u cant do a pull up then cheat first. Do negatives.
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    Originally Posted by jimmybody View Post
    if u cant do a pull up then cheat first. Do negatives.
    negatives in parkour = fall to death?
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    Originally Posted by 51Cent View Post
    Thanks a lot
    Do you know anything that will help me push myself up too? That's also cable related :S
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    Originally Posted by Mr.NoPrint View Post
    negatives in parkour = fall to death?
    Not for during parkour :P, this is training FOR parkour. I'd do negatives on a pull-up bar.
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