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

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Why are pull up bars mounted so high up?

I want to put a wall mounted pull up bar in my home gym. Wherever I've seen one in a gym before, they are at such a height I have to jump and catch the bar, which is embarrassing if you miss! Is there ...
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Pull ups in house if not possible to have door pull up bar

I would like to do chin-ups in my house, but the door frames do not support pull up bars due to their construction. Also it is not possible to install in a wall. There is no park very near by and I ...
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Keeping the same volume while moving from pull ups to archer or uneven

I want to change the pull up variation from regular to archer or uneven (when you place on arm above the other) but I don’t know how to keep the same volume. I usually do 3 sets of 9 or 10 reps, so ...
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How to gain the strength to successfully perform a pull up [duplicate]

I have very little upper body strength and stamina and have never been able to do a pull up but I'd like to be able to. When holding on to the bar hanging, my arms fully extended I'm unable to lift ...
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How can I do pull-ups in my apartment with thick door trim?

Pull-ups are probably my favorite exercise and I love doing them! However, I recently moved into a new apartment where my trusty old pull-up bar didn't work because the moulding/trim on every door in ...
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Why is it said that a thumbless grip shifts the tension away from the forearms?

I've read and I've been told that using a thumbless grip, especially in pull-ups and pull-down: It allows lessening the load on the forearm muscles and better targeting of the bigger back muscles – ...
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How to increase pull up bar hanging time

I have a pull up bar at home. I could hang at most 10 seconds as of now. There are two issues It starts paining Callus I tried putting a towel/hand glove but it feels like I lose the grip. The grip ...
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Which is the role of biceps in a pull-up/chin-up?

I want to understand which is the precise role of biceps in a pull-up. Here it's written that; The pull-up is a closed-chain movement where the body is suspended by the hands and pulls up. As this ...
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How to stop swinging and rotating during one arm dead hang?

I can two hand dead hang for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes. When I try one arm dead hang I can't stop rotating and swinging, so my time is probably 15 seconds. How can I achieve balance?
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What are the pros and cons of a rotating Vs fixed pull-up bar?

Nearly all pull-up bars I've seen are fixed, but I wondered about a bar that is able to rotate/twist. I'm considering building my own pull-up station so I could design a bar that can spin or be locked ...
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uneven pull ups

when i do a pull up my right shoulder seems to be higher and i don’t know why. anyone know how to fix this? i am right handed if this helps
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Do reps count if I rest a few seconds between reps?

When I do weighted pullups with the heavy rock it takes a lot out of me. I can 5 reps in a row, but then I need to pause for a couple of seconds on the ground before each successive rep. So if P ...
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Pull up problem, left side pulls towards right

video of my pull ups I feel some sort of movement restriction or problem on my left shoulder but not sure if that is the source of the problem...
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What additional exercises should I be doing to improve my weighted pullup and work towards the one arm pullup?

For the last few months, I've been building up my neutral-grip weighted pullup. Doing too many sets with the heavy rock is exhausting, so I like to mix it up with additional exercises. The idea is to ...
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Gymnastics Rings vs Triangles

I have a set of triangle shaped resistance band handles (like this) that I've been using for pushups and pullups to make the exercise more difficult and to build up stabilizer muscles. Is there any ...
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What's with Russia and pull ups? [closed]

Russia got: A guy who can do pull up with 157 additional kilograms hanging off him, that's 355 pounds, more than most people can deadlift.. On Adam's Raw channel on YouTube A 7 year old girl who can ...
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How do I convert from band resisted pullups to weight resisted pullups?

I have a doubled over red band which I anchored with a strap to the ground. I calculated that it provides about 30 pounds of resistance at the top of the movement. However, it resists less at the ...
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What does overtraining feel like?

I have a goal, to make pull-ups my cardio. Kind of how babies struggle to walk but after some years they can do thousands of steps before they even begin to get tired. In the past days I have tried in ...
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Why are chin-ups harder than pull-ups?

When looking at world records pull ups always have better numbers than chin ups. For example the record is 707 pull ups in 30 minutes versus 600 chin ups in 30 minutes and the weighted pull up is ...
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Is the bench useless?

Apparently function of the tricep is also pulling the humerus back, and function of the chest is also pulling the humerus down. And Indeed pullovers are listen as both back and chest builders. And ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

How does the average Joe and the plain Jane train and prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row non-stop super strict form and no hanging rest,both hands always holding the bar and at least one repetition ...
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Shoulder pain at top of pull-up

Most of what I find online is shoulder pain when one's body is at the bottom of a pull-up. Each set I do is 8-10 reps, and I've been doing about 7 sets every day for a few months. Prior to that, I ...
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How do I perform a V up on a pull up bar?

I am a new pole vaulter, and one of the exercises we've been doing is the V-up, touching your toes to your hands and further while hanging from a pull-up bar. My coach says most everyone should be ...
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What pull-ups with palms looking to each other give?

On some horizontal bars there also two bars positioned perpendicularly to the main bar. So when you grip them palms looking toward each other (as when you applaud). What training on such bars gives?
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What the difference between training on a bent and straight horizontal bar?

For pull-ups, some horizontal bars are a straight bar: While others are bent at the ends: When a person is in the upper position (using straight bar) their wrists will be straight, but in lower ...
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Resuming training after a vacation

My normal workout is 4 sessions of 10-15 pullups. I took a windsurfer's vacation. I'm an intermediate windsurfer so I had my biceps working 4-5 hours a day. Obviously, the muscles ached slightly ...
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Pull-ups not hurting in the right place

I am a tennis player by training, but have been incorporating weightlifting and body weight workouts into my training. I have never really felt my back be tired from any tennis training, on the court ...
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Why does pulling up hurt my lats?

I am starting to build my muscles again after a long time, but the problem I always encountered was that my lats start to hurt when trying to do a pull up. What I do is to hang completely while not ...
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Training Pull Ups to failure with more volume

I hear a lot that you should not train pull ups to failure, so I usually do strength training with lots of rest in between sets. The reps depend on whether I choose to do Fighter pull up mode (5-4-3-2-...
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Why didn't 5x5 work for my pullups?

Despite being reasonably well-trained in the past, I always sucked at pull-ups. At the beginning of this summer, I started training again. In the beginning, my max was only 1-2 clean pull-ups (I am ...
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Are irregular workouts through the day effective?

At my workplace, we have a pull-up bar. Every time I walk past it I do 5-8 pull-ups and then continue my walk. I can do a maximum of around 15 strict form pull-ups after a warm-up. It sums up to ...
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How to increase pull up repetitions

I'm doing pull ups from a bar, but I'm only able to get about 3 repetitions. After 3 times my biceps can't lift my head up the bar. I am doing ab exercises as well, but that hasn't increased my rep ...
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Upper back pain day after push-ups/pulls ups [closed]

So I've been doing push-ups for over six years and the first five years it was quite simple 6x20 sets of push-ups, without any pull-ups. Rarely an injury, and the ones that I had was somewhere at the ...
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What have you found to be the best, most effective strength exercises to help complete a strict pull up?

In 2018 it was my goal to lose weight (which I have accomplished) but now it is my goal to become stronger; one of the more specific goals I have is to be able to do a pull-up by December 2019. What ...
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How to fix my uneven pull up?

I have a problem with my pull up; When I'm pulling myself from the bottom position my right elbow seems to be more flared out than my left, it also happens when I'm doing close grip pull up. During ...
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Pull-ups question: look up at the bar or look straight ahead?

When doing pull-ups (not chin-ups), I find it harder to get up when I look up and my chest is sticking out and back is titled. On the other hand, these harder pull-ups feel more intense and ...
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The Maths of Exercise

Lets say for whatever reason You can't do a pushup to save your life. You can't manage the technique and it hurts you too much. Or lets say you're like me and can't do a sit up to save your life ...
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Can't do pullups; should I buy a lat pull down machine?

I've never had great back strength, but I want to start working on it. I can't do a pull up, so was thinking of buying a lat pull down machine. Is there any way to work up the necessary muscle ...
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Should I adjust the intensity (weight) between sets of weighted pull ups?

I'm training weighted pull-ups to increase my 1 RM. My understanding is that I should do 5 reps or less. My question is should I adjust the weight each set to keep hitting 5 reps? Or should I just ...
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Swinging lower body in pull-ups

Sometimes my lower body swings when I'm doing pull-ups. Is it bad to swing the lower body when doing pull-ups? Are there any benefits to keeping it immobile?
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Easing finger pain during Pull-ups

I do pull ups on a pair of wooden rings. Before this I used to use metal bars at my local park. While I don't get a torn skin (where the fingers join the palm), like when I was using the bar, any more,...
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should i lift external weights when i can't able to lift my body weight

I am 27 , 6.1 , 70kg , physically weak person , From last 5 months i am doing workout 4 days in a week , but did't found any progress as i am not taking good amount of protein.... I can't do single ...
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Are neutral-grip pull-ups as effective as standard pull-ups? [duplicate]

Are neutral-grip pull-ups, where the palms are facing each other, easier than standard pull-ups? Are they harder? Or could neutral-grip pull-ups be a perfect alternative to standard pull-ups, as if ...
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Bodyweight Workouts Sets & Reps and Intensity & Volume - Difference in completing in Single session instead of spread over Multiple?

Lets say, I want to do 100 pushups daily in one go, or improve my overall ability to do Pull ups. I am not strong enough now to do that now. If I do 100 pushups, spreading over the whole day, will ...
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Working out arms twice a day

I guess working out the same muscle group twice a day may be a bad idea since it needs rest, but what about arms, considering they repair a lot faster? Currently I can do only 5-6 pull ups and my ...
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Specific form of pull up technique question

I'm on progression of doing a muscle up and currently on the level of doing the following pull up exercise https://youtu.be/q1iSDKwTuiY?t=173 but I can't wrap my head around it, in the video it's ...
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How exactly to do mind-muscle connection?

I've heard about the mind-muscle connection a lot but I just can't seem to understand it enough to get it to work. I get that you are supposed to mentally focus on the muscle, but I don't really feel ...
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How can I perform high-pull ups?

In order to try muscle-ups I am trying to do High pull-ups but I can't take my body above the chest level.I can do up to 15 normal BW pull ups.
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How effective is a push-up/pull-up routine?

How effective is a routine consisting entirely of push-ups and pull-ups for the upper body (excluding abs)? Does the volume matter for the answer to this question? Thank you.
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What are the effective differences of negative vs. assisted pull-ups?

In order to learn pull-ups one has (omongst others) two options if xe can't do real pull-ups, yet: Negative pull-ups and assited pull-ups. With negative pull-ups one basically omits the contraction ...
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