Exercise to lift the body using the arms with a supinated grip (palms facing away).

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How can you build tolerance to neck muscle strains?

Every now and then at climbing competitions I'll need to do pull-ups while my head is looking to the left or right. I've hurt my neck a couple times doing this. I get a muscle strain or pinched nerve ...
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Overhand pullups - inner forearms ache but why?

I can do underhand pullups quite comfortably (working the biceps), but I find the overhand ones more difficult, almost certainly because my back muscles aren't as strong as those at the front. On ...
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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

I do pullups and chinups in my garage all the time. I do them on a metal beam that runs across the ceiling and helps hold up the second floor. It is an I beam, so my grip isn't ever really ideal, but ...
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Is there any objective reason for the hatred towards the pulldown machine?

While I agree that a compound movement with free weights against gravity must recruit more muscles (and in a more balanced way) than a forced path on an isolation machine, I cannot understand certain ...
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Best protocol for self assisted pull-ups?

I can't do full body weight pull ups, so I do self assisted ones. I try to follow the form described on exrx. I have a few questions that are probably linked, so I ask them as one: What is the best ...
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Is my training regime going to build muscle mass?

I'm aiming to build muscle mass by going to the outdoor gym in my area. This is the routine I've been doing for the last few months Saturday 5 sets of 10 pull ups 5 sets of 25 push ups Sunday 5 ...
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Why does my waist hurt during pullups?

I have started doing pullups again(after a year or 2), past 2 years I had been doing other sports such as dancing, running, pushups so I am kindof in shape. But my waist(as can be seen from the ...
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Is doing pull-ups/chin-ups with a backpack full of weights bad?

I exercise regularly, at home. I consider pull-ups and chin-ups to be the more important exercises in my regimen. Since I do strength training I tend to keep all exercises below 5 reps. When there ...
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How to increase Pull-ups

I am going back to gym after a long break. Even when I used to go regularly and work with a trainer I gained muscle and got in shape. But the only one thing impossible for me is the pull ups. My max ...
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How to strengthen upper back without heavy dumbbell

I like doing bent-over rows. However, I've quickly outgrown my 50lb dumbbell, and am not strong enough yet to do pullups. I haven't any other equipment. What else can I do to get to the point where I ...
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Drills to improve the bottom part of chin ups or pull ups

When doing pullups or chinups coming out of the bottom part (with arms straight) is by far the most difficult thing for me. I can do at least 15 chinups in a row when I go only 50-60% down, but if I ...
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Do Inverted Rows prepare you for Pull Ups?

Among other stupid injuries a year ago I got wrist tendinitis after trying negative and chair-assisted pull ups, and so those things are out of the menu. My road towards pull ups must cross either the ...
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How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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Pullup Bar & Bodyweight exercises

First of all my excuses if this question seems stupid. I'm 19 years old and have a friend who is the same age as I do. He has been going to the gym for about 1,5 year, where he is mainly lifting ...
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Exercise frequency

Is doing 10 times 10 pull-ups during ~1 hour 5-6 time a week too often? Is it good for keeping current muscle level, combined with the right diet? Is it necessary to add weight to grow muscles? What ...
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exercise that can replace Pull-up?

I wonder, if there's a way to work out the arms similar to pull-up exercise, but without using pull-up bars? Indoor exercises are convenient. I could just do push-ups in the living room. However, ...
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How to prevent blisters on plam during normal excercises such as dumb bells

I normally lift dumb bells of about 7-8 kg(5 sets with 10 each) and later do pull-ups (2 sets of 25 with a gap in between)and later the chest press(2 sets of 25 with upto 20 kgs).Although in all these ...
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why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...
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combining Greasing the Groove with regular strength workout

So I am interested in using Greasing the Groove(GtG) to increase my number of pullups and pushups. I am a beginner at strength training, so I figured I would post my question here. My goal is more to ...
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How to get started with Pull-Ups? [duplicate]

My other half is a total newbie in Fitness activities. She has had a tough time to even get through a single set of 5 Pull-Ups. Whats the best way to get started with Pull-Ups? And, How do I support ...
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Roughly how many calories does one pull-up burn?

Here are my back-of-the-envelope calculations. I account only for the energy expended in pulling your body mass up. Say you are 70kg (approx 155lbs) and a pull up raises your mass up by 60cm (approx ...
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Progressing from supinated to pronated chinups/pullups

I've been getting better and better at doing chinups/pullups but I'm only able to do the "easy" ones, the ones with supinated grip, palms facing me. I'm overweight but not enormous (185cm, 100+kg) ...
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Can one do pull-ups right after a meal?

I am generally healthy. Just wondering if it is safe to do pull-ups within 10-15 min of having lunch. I am trying to avoid any exercises that might affect digestion. Are pull-ups "safe"? Moreover, I ...
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Why perform chin-ups/pull-ups to failure on Starting Strength?

I've seen both 'Practical Programming (2nd Ed) Novice Program' and 'The Practical Programming Advanced Novice Program' prescribe chin-ups/pull-ups to be performed to failure on each set. Each of the ...
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Help with getting over plateau?-weighted pull ups

I had a long term goal of achieving a one-arm pullup. After doing some bodyweight workouts (one arm negatives, muscle ups-(sort of), various pullups), I decided to try out weighted pullups. My goal is ...
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wrist/forearm pain when doing pullups

just started doing pull ups again after a while as i got a straight pull up bar for home use... so when i went on it i was doing it for about 10 mins then stopped doing about ten reps each time but ...
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Shoulder pain during pull ups

I've recently started to get shoulder pain from pullups. I try to get 50+ pulls ups in once a week, but the last two weeks, after 10 the pain is enough to make me stop. What can I do to alleviate ...
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Position of weight during weighted pull ups

I am finally able to do 5 pull ups. As this puts me in the optimal rep range for strength gains I thought about adding weight to stay in that rep range. I do my exercises at home, that's why I ...
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How should I train to increase my push-up maximum from 20 to two sets of 100?

I hope this question is not considered off topic because my honour is on the line here. A few ago, my friend called me a "lightweight" for not being able to do as many push-ups as him. So I challenged ...
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Are pullups still a good way to build muscle before you're able to do many of them?

I can only do about 3 full pullups (from completely extended to head above bar). I hear that pullups are a great way to build muscle, but I wonder if this could really be true if you can't do very ...
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Training for muscle ups

Hi I've been wanting to do a muscle up ever since I knew they were possible and was wondering what muscles and how you should train for one at home. I occasionally go to a gym with a pull up bar with ...
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How can I improve my grip on a slippery chin-up bar?

My local outdoor pool has a chin-up bar (as part of a deployable multi-gym thing), but because it has to survive the elements, it's just a plain galvanized steel bar. The bar is less than an inch in ...
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Why does CrossFit use Kipping Pull-ups?

For regular workouts there is information on the benefits and importance of doing pull-ups regularly. CrossFit even mentions it in this article. Men's Health even talks about this in one of their ...
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Wristpain after doing pullups

A while ago I started working towards making my first pullup - I have been doing negatives for quite some time. Recently I decided Ill try to make a pullup, and I did. Over the course of a week or two ...
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One arm chin/pull-up and the lat pulldown machine

I'm currently encountering a weird discrepancy between the force I can generate to lift my body with one arm and the amount of weight I can pull down with one arm at the lat machine, using a ...
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ideal rest in between sets for increasing bodyweight exercises

So I want to increase the number of pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups I can do. I've been leaving an arbitrary 2 minutes in between sets. Is this the ideal amount of time?
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Progressive overload vs. greasing the groove

I want increase my endurance with bodyweight exercises including pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups etc. Would it be better to use progressive overload and start at, for example: 3x4 reps for Pull-ups and ...
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Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?

When I'm doing pull ups, I try to go all the way down until the arms are straight, but I do not lock out my shoulders. Recently, I thought in order to get a greater ROM, it might be a good idea to ...
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Should I stretch before doing pullups?

I've just gotten strong enough to do pullups for the first time in my life. Should I stretch before I do them? If so, what stretches?
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How do I get higher in a pullup?

When performing a pullup, what techniques would be ideal for getting higher than chin-even-with-bar? When I perform pullups, I can get the bar to the base of my neck / my collarbone if I pull ...
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Wide grip pull-ups vs “normal” pull-ups

What is the purpose why people do wide grip pull ups? I know that these pull-ups are harder, but I would like to know why. Are there different muscle groups being stressed? Or is a wide grip pull-up ...
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Effects of wearing gloves

I just purchased a pull up bar and a set of dumbbells. From what I've read there are people who wear gloves at the gym and some don't. What are the effects and reasons of wearing gloves? Are there ...
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Whats the optimal height for a pull up bar?

I was looking at some door frame pull up bars yesterday. Now I was standing in my door frame and tried to imagine at which height the bar would be and it seemed a bit low (although I am a bit smaller ...
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What is a good progression to using a dip/pull up belt

I do 5 sets of 10-15 reps of pull ups using a 20lb weight vest. I'm looking to focus on strength and just ordered a dip/pull up belt to add plates. What's a good progression to add strength? Should I ...
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How do I increase endurance in doing pull-ups?

I'm doing 5 sets of pullups with each set to exhaustion. However my pullups really decreases after the first two sets. I would start off doing 7, then 5, then i get to 2 or 3 if i really try for the ...
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How to prevent callus growth on hands when doing pull-ups?

Due to everyday pull-ups I've got pretty bad calluses on my hands. Is there any way to escape them ?
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How to do warm-ups before pull-ups

I searched the Internet, and most suggest that pull-ups do not require warming up. But that advice is for "normal" people and professionals, while I have a weak body. I can at best manage to do two ...
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Adding power to my pull-ups?

I like pull-ups, easily my favorite exercise and I do a lot of them whenever I get the chance. I'm quite familiar with form, do them very strict (elbow lock-out, chin way over bar etc) and vary my ...
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Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?

Something like 6 months ago, I could do 10 pull-ups rather easily. Now, I'm much stronger than I was then but struggle doing just 6 pull-ups. Could this possibly be related to the width of the ...
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What muscles are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: standard, chin-ups, and the neutral or parallel close grip pull-up?

What muscles or muscle groups are targeted by these different variations of pull-ups: 1.) standard (overhanded), 2.) chin-ups (underhanded), and 3.) the neutral or parallel close grip pull-out (thumb ...