Hi I wonder how one develops muscles to use in pullups?
Lately I have been using gravytron machine with some success but I realy love to develop strong arms for a chinup session.
any pointers as to how develop a and what group of muscles?
Thread: Develop Muscles for PullUps?
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If you can't do a single pull-up, I guess the logical thing is to do pulldowns or use one of those assisted pullup machines. At least those are the advice I use to see in muscle mags. But I think you should (in addition to those) do stuff like partial reps and even negatives. When I was a kid, I couldn't do one pullup on those stupid President's Fitness Test we did in PE class (I think that was what it was called) and didn't have access to a gym to do any fancy stuff. So I got a chin up bar and just kept trying to get one until I did, then I was eventually able to get more and more full reps.My ever evolving workout journal (journey?):
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03-05-2012, 05:33 AM #6
There are programs to develop your pullups and increase reps, I'm sure a search in the exercise forum would bring some up. For me, I just got a door unit pullup bar and actually jumped/assisted with my legs to help me get up to the bar, and tried to come down slowly with some of the reps. Soon I was jumping less and pulling more and finally I was able to do pullups again. At 40 I think I was at zero - one pullup, now I'm closing in on 4 sets of 7. Anyway, inverted rows seemed to help also.Hebrews 12: 1,2
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03-05-2012, 06:18 AM #7
you can also try a variant of pull ups where you lie on your back, feet on the floor and using a smith machine, pull your torso up to the bar. these are easier than a standard pullup as you are liftin about 60 to 70% of your bodyweight.Always learning....
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