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That website's contention for why a thumbless grip lessens the load on the forearm muscles is that it prevents you from squeezing the bar: in a thumbless grip, also known as a “false” or “suicide” grip, the thumb is held under or outside of the bar rather than around the bar. There is no squeezing involved. However this absolutely would not apply to any ...


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Use a hook grip, you will be able to hang on much longer. This grip style is also very popular in Olympic Weightlifting. The hook grip is where the thumb is pinned between the barbell and the remaining fingers. It is also a more secure grip than more traditional grips, where the thumb is outside of the fingers. The hook grip puts a lot of pressure on the ...


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I don't see why you would generate swing during the hang, so I have to assume that you start the hang with some swing. In that case, just make sure you don't release your feet from the platform until you've ensured that your body is at equilibrium. In order to stop rotation, you're going to have to make an effort to counter the rotation. Hanging from one arm ...


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If we're being strict about it, any time you come off the bar it's the end of that pull-up set. But for training purposes, of course those reps still count and their proximity should be recorded somehow. So how you count it is up to your own preferences. Personally I record things like this in my training log as 5+1+1 or something like 5, (micro-pause) 2. If ...


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If it's literally only a few seconds, I'd count it as one set, but probably still strive for being able to do them without the rest. However if you begin pushing it up to 10 seconds or more, then you're getting in to rest-pause training, which is a technique where you effectively extend a set beyond failure by taking a very short rest, performing more reps, ...


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One benefit of rings is that if you get a strap that can have multiple attachments points (I use a rogue strap looped upward and clipped to itself mid-way to capture the first pair of rings before continuing down again to capture more rings) so that the remainder goes back down even lower), you can have multiple pairs of rings along the length so that there ...


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A spinning bar will be much harder to grip, this is why you will often see tourist scams that say "Hang 100 seconds for 100$" and will cost 5$ to attempt. Normally hanging for 100 seconds is fairly trivial for someone who is in shape. Rotating bars make it impossible to use false grip or regrip while also making it significantly harder to just hang ...


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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 better for gaining muscle. I think this claim is dubious, but it's also not claiming that a chin-up is equivalent to bicep curling your whole bodyweight, merely ...


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