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    Pullups to failure?

    I want to be able to do more pullups. They are already in my routine.
    I can do 5 in the first set afterwards it goes down slowly. I am adding reps every week.
    Should I keep doing as many as I can or should I stop before failure?
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    Originally Posted by sjambo View Post
    I want to be able to do more pullups. They are already in my routine.
    I can do 5 in the first set afterwards it goes down slowly. I am adding reps every week.
    Should I keep doing as many as I can or should I stop before failure?
    if your primary goal is pullup strength over mass gain, then i reccomend lowering the reps to maybe 3 ( still bw ) and smashing out more sets than usual, despite what some people think, volume > intensity for me, might help you aswell, also you can do pullups everyday if it really is #1 priority, but i wouldnt reccommend it. but usually is you want to get better at something, do it more. works for everything
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    Never train pullups (or any bodyweight lift) to failure if you're doing more than one set.
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    Originally Posted by sjambo View Post
    I want to be able to do more pullups. They are already in my routine.
    I can do 5 in the first set afterwards it goes down slowly. I am adding reps every week.
    Should I keep doing as many as I can or should I stop before failure?
    if your primary goal is pullup strength over mass gain, then i reccomend lowering the reps to maybe 3 ( still bw ) and smashing out more sets than usual, despite what some people think, volume > intensity for me, might help you aswell, also you can do pullups everyday if it really is #1 priority, but i wouldnt reccommend it. but usually is you want to get better at something, do it more. works for everything
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    Doing any exercise to failure is a useful tool if not abused. Doing every set you're going to completely zap your muscles and your central nervous system will be like what the **** are you doing man?
    Throw in some sets to failure every few workouts I would say and you will see gains.
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    Would like to know this too. Just started doing pullups today, I did 1 set to failure then just did the negative portion really slowly for 2 sets of 12 afterwards. No idea how I should actually go about it though in order to be able to do more reps.
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