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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

How does [someone] prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row Start by recognizing this as an extreme goal. I bet the people achieving >75 pull-ups got there by doing gymnastics or bar calisthenics for ...
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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?

The greasing the groove method of training isn't actually about muscle growth, which is why it seems contradictory to the usual advice about hypertrophy (gettin' bigger). The greasing the groove ...
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Not able to add reps anymore. 7 reps for push ups, 1 for chin ups, x reps for inverted rows(specific angle)

First of all, we all have to recognize that most people put on strength and muscle more slowly with calisthenics movements compared to weights. I love calisthenics and gymnastic strength training, but ...
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Is full or partial range of motion better for chin-ups?

If you want to use a range of motion you need to use that range of motion. If you don't go all the way to the bottom of a chin-up then you won't grow strength in that end range of motion, you won't ...
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Why are chin-ups harder than pull-ups?

Because chin ups are not pull ups. A pull up is, as the word says pulling up, straight up. The faster way from point A to point B is a straight line most of the time. And a pull up is just that a ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

Don't. If you can do 100 pullups, unless you're doing it to prove a point or show off, training to do 110 is a huge waste of time, because the majority of your time is spent slowly reaching your ...
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On the grip of chin ups

By far the biggest different in grip variations in chin-ups and pull-ups is that between using a pronated (palms facing forward) grip and a supinated (palms facing backward) grip. Grip width often ...
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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

"however I am lifting heavy weight and also doing lots of push ups" Lets have a look at the movements that would help with being able to achieve a pull up: Pullups - Unable to do it properly even a ...
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forearm during weighted pull-ups and chin-ups

This is actually what is expected from the standpoint of biomechanics. All pullups technically have a "greater mechanical advantage" in favor of elbow flexion (brachialis + brachioradialis) ...
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Why might assisted chin-ups not be recommended to build up to unassisted ones?

The issue with band-assisted pullups/chinups is that the band does not provide constant supporting force throughout the range of motion. However, if the "most difficult" part for you is at the bottom, ...
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Why might assisted chin-ups not be recommended to build up to unassisted ones?

Well to get right to the point, he is wrong. Resistance band assisted pull-ups and chin-ups are a great way to train for unassited pull-ups or chin-ups. If you want to be able to do for example chin-...
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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

Pull-ups are a fantastic exercise but it is a hump to get over before you can do them. If your gym has an assisted machine, try that. Or just place a chair behind where your bar is, hang from the bar ...
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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

Working out six days a week, week in and week out seems to me like it could be a problem. Your body needs time to rest as well. I think at the very least if you are pushing yourself to new goals you ...
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Pull-ups - should I start greasing the groove?

You can increase pull-ups in multiple ways, I can do about 3 sets of pull-ups with 40kg (88lbs) added weight now (and about 12-14 sets of 10-12 pull-ups of bodyweight). Here are some exercises that ...
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Pull ups in house if not possible to have door pull up bar

Have you considered towel door pull ups? (for those who don't want to follow the link, you basically put a knot in the end of a couple of hand towels, trap the knot in the top of a closed door and use ...
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Pull up imbalance

It could very likely be a spinal alignment issue. I get occasional adjustments at the chiropractor. Often when I get an adjustment, they will find that one leg is longer than the other. After the ...
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Chinup away from bar

Sounds like pulling to a position that is half way between a chin-up and a front lever. I doubt there's any existing name for it, and very much doubt that it uses to triceps to any significant degree.
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Which is the role of biceps in a pull-up/chin-up?

So, it says that chin-up is a very effective biceps exercise since it forces you to barbell curl with you weight. I wouldn't read it like that. The author you quote stated: More weight is always ...
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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

Ex-competitive swimmer here, speaking from personal experience. Pull-ups/chin-ups were something I found easy in my competitive years, but coming back to the gym after many sedentary years, I was in ...
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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

Pull ups aren't easy because you're pulling up your whole body weight. Also a pull up is a compound movement that should activate your back muscles. What kind of back lifts are you doing?(rows, lat ...
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What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?

In 2018 an EMG study (1) found that the most activated muscles during a pull-up are in declining order: abs (rectus abdominis) biceps (biceps brachii) lats (latissimus dorsi) That the abs are ...
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