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

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Advice re: weighted pull-ups for women

I see a lot of advice on (weighted) pull-ups on the internet, but nothing specifically for women, so hopefully someone can help me out with some wisdom. :) I'm relatively new to working out, but I ...
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I feel my elbows locked in a pullup

When I reach halfway my chin up I feel my elbows are trapped If I stand go one 1inch higher I can continue it normally I can hold a dead hang for 1.5 minutes and do a 10 negatives in a row I don't ...
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Moving tongue to the back to prime explosive back strength?

This was a point mentioned by Dr. Staurt Mcgill to Brian Caroll when teaching him to prime himself to maximize the explosive power when pull uping. Here is a time stamped video of the same. Could ...
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Most effective way (for body) in pull up exercise

Does the most effective way (for body) in pull up exercise starts with stretched hands with almost locked elbows and ends when your chest touch the bar? What part of your chest should touch the bar?
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Left shoulder higher than the right one. Pull Up [duplicate]

I will just post this screenshot about a video i made today. i saw similar discussion here about it can be just strength problem or it can be a spine problem. If u have any advice (also if u think to ...
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How to practice a Revolving Pull-up Bar

How can I practice on Revolving Pull-up Bar. I do well in regular Pull-up Bar (~30 pull ups). What is the best way to practice and what is the step by step protocol to train myself for using Revolving ...
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How to do banded lat pulldowns on a half rack?

My rack is in a basement with a low ceiling, so unfortunately I can't do proper pull ups on it. I was wondering if I should be able to do banded lat pull downs using the pull up bar? The ...
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When learning a strength skill, is attempting the skill outside of workouts a bad idea

I have a pair of gymnastic rings at home and attempted to learn doing pull-ups during the last 2 months. I did 3 workouts a week mainly just doing eccentrics. I also did some body rows as an ...
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Would doing deadhangs for extended periods of time help someone do a pull up?

My friend found he couldn't do a pull up, and came up with this plan for being able to do one: keep doing dead hangs every day until he could pull himself up the bar at some point. Would this strategy ...
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Does being under tension mean muscles are exerted?

I have a very bad understanding of how tension and rope works, so this may seem like a stupid question someone who does, but I ask anyway hoping people would be nice. When we do a pullup, the bottom ...
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How do I become able to do pullups?

I'm a 5'11 18yo 79kg male, waist 32 inches (in the morning). I struggle with pull-ups, I think this is due to: excess body fat lack of muscle my disproportionately long arms (I don't have specific ...
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Pull up imbalance

I noticed that my pull ups are not symmetrical, I am going a bit to the right. I want to know where is the problem, is it stretch/mobility issue, or is it from muscle strenght, and if it is, what ...
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What is the difference between these two grips for lat pulldown?

In my gym, we have this bar for lat pulldown I am trying to do wide grip pulldowns. I can do the grips in red comfortably by I always struggled with the green grips and can only do them with small ...
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Hand pain during hanging on the pull-up bar

I have recently started hanging on the bar. Doing one pull-up is yet beyond my ability. My hand starts hurting badly after 10 seconds of hanging. I tried putting a towel on the bar to feel soft on the ...
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How often should you grease the groove?

I am trying to grease the groove with pull ups. I wonder how many times per week should someone workout eg. 5 consecutive days, and 2 days rest? 6 consecutive days and 1 day of rest? Or should the ...
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Pullups as adequate alternative to arm curls for biceps

I work out at home and do not have adequately weighted dumbells or barbell for arm curls for my biceps, however, I do have a pullup bar and do them every other day 5 sets of 6 reps all the way down (...
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What is the best position for pull ups to target one's lower pecs?

Palms facing same direction to your front, Palms facing back in toward you, or Palms facing each other roughly parallel to your ears?
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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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