Questions tagged [pull-ups]

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

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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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Pullup bar for door or station?

I'm getting into bodyweight training and looking to buy a pullupbar. What do you guys recommend me to do: buy a pullupbar for in my door or a station? Also recommendations on which pullupbar (which ...
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Long term effects of full-rest pull-ups

Musculoskeletal-ly speaking, I would just like to get a take from peers here who do what I'm calling "full-rest" pull-ups, where you pull up with arms straight above you, then go all the way back to a ...
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which is better for a pull up tree branch or actual bar

I currently dont have a bar, but luckily I have a tree branch about 5 inches in diameter, I can jump to and hang easily off. Should I be expecting to do more or less reps on an actual bar. I should ...
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Are pull ups and shrugs opposing exercises?

For the pull ups I use slightly wider than shoulder and reverse/pronated (palms facing away) grip, I weigh 135 lbs. For shrugs I am standing holding dumbbells - 15 or 20 lbs. - at my side. Are these ...
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What to do with mild elbow pain

I've had a mild tennis elbow about 3 months ago. I went to the doctor and she confirmed it. It took about 2 months before it healed. I think it was the result of doing dips and/or pullups. The pain ...
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How to get to 20 pull-ups while having also muscle growth?

As a followup to this question, can I get to 20 pull-ups (instead of push-ups), doing the same routine as in the ascepted answer? i.e. going for failure, with moderate speed repetitions, and resting ...
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Lat pull-downs vs regular pull-ups

Is there a difference between lat pull-downs and regular pull-ups? Specifically the wide grip overhand version of both these exercises.
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After 2 years cannot do push or pull up - is it more than a strength issue? [duplicate]

31 yo F, 5'9", 67kg. Been working out about 3/4 yrs. Previously was 'skinny fat' - no core strength, fitness or even sports ever. About two years ago, after a year+ of weights, I wanted to start ...
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Modified pull ups when the bar is too low

I would like to be much better at pull-ups. I can sort of just barely almost do two in a row - on a sufficiently high bar. Trouble is I am tall enough that in almost all gyms, I can reach the pull-...
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Why I can't do pull ups/chin ups properly however I am lifting heavy weight and also doing lots of push ups

It's been an year now that I'm doing a proper workout 6 days a week without a break. I started as a newbie with a small pair of dumbbells. I wasn't able to do push ups or pull ups (Chin Ups). After 6 ...
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Why is a lateral pull-down machine easier than pull-ups?

Today at the gym after only being able to do about 3 pull-ups in a row, I decided to try the the lateral pull-down machine (this one has separate hand grips, not a single bar). After messing with ...
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Hip mechanics in kipping pull-up

I'm trying to master a kipping pull-up as a means of getting my kipping muscle up. I've probably watched 20 online tutorials, most of them from CrossFitters, since they're the ones who post the most ...
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Pull-ups: go all the way down? [duplicate]

Should you go all the way down when doing pull-ups or chin-ups? Or should you stop when your arms are at 90 degrees?
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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?

I started working out a couple of months ago. Currently, I can do 5-6 clean normal pull-ups and 7-8 clean chin-ups. So far my training has involved going to the gym 2-3 a week. If I wanted to ...
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Pull-ups: What are the pros and cons of doing a big number of sets?

This question refers to pull-ups mostly, as I tend to always do a bigger number of sets of pull-ups, hoping it will increase my pulling strength. Is this, for example (where each number is a number of ...
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Do pull-ups, push ups and planks benefit from external shoulder rotation? [closed]

Somebody does it, somebody not. What is the correct way and are the advantages?
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One side stronger than the other in pull-ups

I've been doing full (regular) pull-ups for 4-5 months now. I never really did more than 7 reps per set, but my form has always been proper before. Today, during pull-ups, I noticed that my left arm ...