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Volume If you can do two or three sets of about 6 chin-ups, I'd focus on volume rather than any particular set or rep scheme. That's because it's hard to stick to any particular number of reps per set with chin-ups in general, and especially so when the trainee can do less than 10 in a set. (Increased but tolerable volume is frequently the goal when ...


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The cheapest piece of exercise equipment for grip strength is one of those binder clips: They come in difference sizes, so start small and work your way up. Pinch it open between your pinky and your thumb. This tip comes from Mr. Ed Coan himself. When your grip breaks, it's always the pinky side first. If you get that side stronger the grip will be ...


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I think what's missing in the discussion area is a bit more context. Taking all sets to failure would include the barbell sets. Taking your barbell sets to failure is not part of starting strength. Why take body weight exercises to failure? Body weight exercises don't cause near the stress on your body as the barbell work. Essentially, you can recover ...


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These are exact words from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the July 2007 Muscle and Fitness: [...] you can build up to doing full-range-of-motion chins for many reps. Start with the lat pulldown machine. Over time, increase the weight until you're doing pulldowns with your equivalent bodyweight for about eight reps. Then, leave the machine and to free-hanging ...


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Will this routine help me reach my goal? Yes. They'll help you reach toward your goal, but whether you will reach your goal with them in a time acceptable to you is impossible for anyone here to say. As someone mentioned, it all depends on how far you are from your goal and how vigorously you do these. and are there any things to be avoided i.e ...


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This is because the motion is completely different when doing a pull-up and when pulling down on the lat machine. I for example could chin-up my bodyweight + as much weight attached to my body. I couldn't pull down as much on the lat machine. Your body works in a different way on these two similar but yet different exercises. I have released a tutorial ...


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I would suggest doing an exercise that will work your grip and another muscle group at the same time, like dead-lifts, shrugs, farmer's walk, etc. Probably the easiest of the ones mentioned would be shrugs and easy to progress since you can incrementally add weight after every week or so. I don't like using straps or gloves or anything that will ...


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Your description is a little vague, but it sounds like you are describing a hanging pike. Hang from a chin-up bar with your legs and feet together using an overhand grip (palms facing away from you) that is slightly wider than shoulder width. Tip: You may use wrist wraps in order to facilitate holding on to the bar. Now bend your knees at a 90 ...


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Do negatives, they build your strength. Set goals for a week in total (not per set), achieve it. I would suggest keeping the goal to little less what do you can (motivation factor). Increase your count over the weeks. Before you know you'll be doing more than what you use to do.


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What works for me is a slower and more cautious progression. Coming back from a shoulder injury, I started with three sets of five dips. I could have done many more, but I took it super slow. The next workouts looked like this: Three sets of five again Three sets of six Three sets of six Four sets of six, since I wanted more volume but felt that my form ...


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I used to have problems with my grip half a year ago, so i started to train my forearms to increase my strength in my grip. Some excercises i added on my arm day to increase my grip strength - seated-palms-down-barbell-wrist-curl 4 sets of 25 reverse-barbell-curl 3 sets of 15 I use gloves to get a better grip so the weights don't slide off. I consider ...


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Set the lat pull machine to 80kg, don't place your legs under the knee pads. Perform a TWO handed lat pull down. If your body lifts off the ground rather then pulling the lat pull handle down then there is clearly extra frictional resistance on the machine. Try again for 85kg. At 85kg your body should come off the seat but the pulldown machine handle should ...



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