Questions tagged [pull-ups]

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

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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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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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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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2-day split with weak grip: vertical/horizontal or push/pull?

I have been doing a full-body workout for five months now. The main pull exercise was the inverted row. I have been lowering the Smith bar since I started five months ago. Currently I am "lifting" 66%...
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Is my training regime going to build muscle mass?

I'm aiming to build muscle mass by going to the outdoor gym in my area. This is the routine I've been doing for the last few months Saturday 5 sets of 10 pull ups 5 sets of 25 push ups Sunday 5 ...
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combining Greasing the Groove with regular strength workout

So I am interested in using Greasing the Groove(GtG) to increase my number of pullups and pushups. I am a beginner at strength training, so I figured I would post my question here. My goal is more to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

I do pullups and chinups in my garage all the time. I do them on a metal beam that runs across the ceiling and helps hold up the second floor. It is an I beam, so my grip isn't ever really ideal, but ...
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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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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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Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups

About a year ago, I started using grease-the-groove to go from exactly 0 chin-ups to my current max of 5-6. My schedule is to do GTG 3X/week in a somewhat condensed way: if I'm also lifting that day (...
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Can one do pull-ups right after a meal?

I am generally healthy. Just wondering if it is safe to do pull-ups within 10-15 min of having lunch. I am trying to avoid any exercises that might affect digestion. Are pull-ups "safe"? Moreover, I ...
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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: Pain on shoulder joint when lowering body - how to recover from, and prevent or avoid?

I just started doing pull-ups about two weeks ago on a pull-up bar (the one that fits on a doorframe - similar to this). A day after I started, I got muscle pains all over my shoulder and upper arm. ...
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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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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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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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Shoulder pain during pull ups

I've recently started to get shoulder pain from pullups. I try to get 50+ pulls ups in once a week, but the last two weeks, after 10 the pain is enough to make me stop. What can I do to alleviate ...
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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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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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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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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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Progressing from supinated to pronated chinups/pullups

I've been getting better and better at doing chinups/pullups but I'm only able to do the "easy" ones, the ones with supinated grip, palms facing me. I'm overweight but not enormous (185cm, 100+kg) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Plateau on weighted pullups

I got stuck on weighted pullups today(tried 3x5 with 3 extra pounds). It was 5/5/2. I rested 5 minutes in between sets. I started weighted pullups Tuesday and completed the 5/5/5 with 2 extra pounds (...
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Techniques to reduce elbow pain during back day [closed]

Heads up: I have a muscle imbalance between my left and right back, my right back is more developed. Yesterday I went to the gym for my usual back day. I started with perhaps 3 sets of neutral close ...
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Exercise frequency

Is doing 10 times 10 pull-ups during ~1 hour 5-6 time a week too often? Is it good for keeping current muscle level, combined with the right diet? Is it necessary to add weight to grow muscles? What ...
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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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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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Muscle groups for different exercises [duplicate]

I would like to know which muscle groups the following exercises train: Regular pull ups Wide grip pull ups Close grip pull ups Close grip chin ups