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Sep
21
comment Improve my bouldering performance on a budget
Or an ab-wheel.
Sep
20
comment How do I increase endurance in doing pull-ups?
You can check some of the other questions tagged with "pull-up" for ideas on how to increase your rep count.
Sep
19
comment How to prevent callus growth on hands when doing pull-ups?
Do more pull-ups, you'll stop caring after a while.
Sep
14
comment Rope climbing gymnastic tricks — what are they called?
In the meanwhile, try training to climb upside-down... looks pretty darn impressive. :)
Sep
11
comment Start running and progress without overtraining
Couch to 5k is a decent program, I don't see why it doesn't apply in your situation too. If you feel the first couple of weeks are too easy considering your current fitness levels (since you cycle), feel free to skip them.
Aug
31
comment How to proceed with StrongLifts after illness
I'll try to pull the quote from SS (same principles, really) later, but in essence, repeat your last workout. If you feel weak during the warmup, feel free to deload a little (eg. 10%) - this will also allow you to focus on form.
Aug
31
comment How to do warm-ups before pull-ups
I suppose you could do some head mobility (circles, up, down, left right) and shoulder mobility work, but the main point is that just because your muscles hurt ("delayed-onset muscle soreness") doesn't mean you shouldn't do the exercise the next time. If you "work through" the pain a few times, it will greatly diminish and even completely disappear soon enough.
Aug
30
comment Circuit training plan and diet
Circuit training can mean almost anything, it would probably be helpful if you could describe your exact routine. Still, your goals are quite vague (define "tone muscles and abs") so I don't know how much help we'll be.
Aug
30
comment How do I do dips without rotator cuff pain
If possible, a video would be great (or a form check from someone local); perhaps the bars are too narrow for your frame? In any case, I'd lay off the machines.
Aug
30
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@DavidR I'm very much a beginner, I can lead maybe a 5/5+ (which is... 5.6/5.7 I guess). All my climbing needs is practice, I know that strength is not a limiting factor. I mention it because Dave noted many movements are sport-specific so I figured it might be relevant, but as I've said, it's not my primary motivation for wanting to get better. I guess pure strength (and power) are much more important once you get to "inclined" routes, but those are aways off for me. But please feel free to write an answer from a rock-climbers perspective! (BTW, I'd love to see more questions on climbing)
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
1) Yep, definitely waiting on other answers! 3) I've also seen them called "sternum pull-ups"; yes, the general idea is to touch the chest (sternum) to the bar. There's a slight form change compared to "normal" pull-ups as the body cannot remain perpendicular to the ground, but you're probably right that I should do more of them. :)
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
Oh, and -- what is your opinion on chest pull-ups? I do them occasionally but I could put more focus on them. Are they helpful in this context, or should I consider them just another pull-up variation?
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
BTW, as far as work capacity goes, I've always wanted to try burpee-pullups, but again, the bar I have is too low, so when I jump there's hardly any room for pulling.
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
Thanks, you've mostly confirmed what I already thought - many of the things you mentioned are on my list of "to-get" (actual room for muscle-ups, rings, rope to climb). I also agree with you on kipping pull-ups, it was just a thought (but I'm glad I had the sense to ask about it here). As far as sport-specific goes, I rock-climb, but that's not my main motivation.
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@michael I'm sure it is, but as I said, I've nowhere to practice (consistently) so I don't know! Once I actually attempt it and see how it goes, I'm sure another question will be forthcoming. :)
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@DavidR Yes, I did do weighted pull-ups for a time, it helped me break the 12 plateau; I unfortunately didn't stick with it (I think I even wrote about this somewhere on this site). My goal is peak power, and another goal is a muscle-up. I hope the two have at least something in common. Currently my schedule is not conductive to any organized programming, so I'm mostly fishing for ideas for when I can focus on this (from October or so).
Aug
29
comment Adding power to my pull-ups?
@DaveLiepmann Yes, power as in speed-strength. I'm looking more for peak power.
Aug
20
comment What's the ideal way to maintain my deadlift with minimal recovery demands?
BTW, props for your stats, I'm about the same size and lift(ed) much less.
Aug
19
comment What can cause severe muscle fatigue and even pain at wake-up?
Agreed with @MattChan, this is off-topic for us.
Aug
19
comment Upper back exercise on the road
Take a towel, wrap it around the doorknob, do "rows", or put it on the door (from the top) and close the door, do "rows". I think Ross Enamait has some more ideas, check his website.