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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 years. Coming even close to this number of pull-ups in one set is such a rare skill that you shouldn't ask anyone who hasn't done it. (Elite training is so ...


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You could keep your bodyweight mass down, lose fat if you have any, and do several lat exercises such as landmine rows with t bar, or lat bars, one armed rows, etc. Use an endurance type rep scheme(15-20). Working your forearm strength and grip as well as core and biceps to some degree with additional training. Try adding weight here and there but focus more ...


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Assuming you know the different muscle groups targeted by using different grip widths, pronated or supinated... A wide grip on a flat bar pull up works the same muscle groups that a bar with tilted handles works, given that your grip is just as wide. The only difference is that the tilted bar is easier on your wrists and possibly shoulders. The flat bar is ...


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Just try hanging for 30-60 seconds. Once you are able to do that then try negative pulls ups. Descend at a pace of 4-10 seconds till you are able to do three sets of eight repetitions. Then finally move on to pull ups. If at any of the exercises you still feel pain, then it's best to see a doctor. Nevertheless, you also need to make sure you are warming up ...


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I don't see why training pull-ups to failure would be worse than something else. You just can't do it every time because you fry your nervous system and need time to recover. Doing it too frequently therefore raises the probability of injury. And given that the pull ups may cause some damage to the shoulder I would assume this is the reason, the shoulder ...


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The problem lies in the position of your shoulders. You can clearly see on both pictures that your right shoulder (left in the picture) is slightly higher and more opened up (as in your arm is rotated further out) than the left shoulder. This causes the rest of the body from that point on (so arms, elbows, hands) to act different from each other. I wonder, ...


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People who can only do a small number of pull-ups in a set should focus on doing as many sets as possible of one-half their maximum reps. In this case, that means (2 reps / 2) = 1 rep per set. Take a good minute or two between sets to rest, walk around, and gently shake out your arms. Try to accumulate as many sets as possible with good full pull-up form. It'...


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Disclaimer: I don't know what scapular winging is, and if you think you have an actual physical issue that prevents this movement, check with a medical expert. This movement involves two main contractions. Of course neither is isolated, but at different parts of the move, different muscles are the primary mover. The first primary contraction is from your ...


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When you do a pull-up with your palms facing each other you are using a neutral grip. The standard pull-up is done with a pronated grip. When you change the orientation of your fist you alter, slightly, which muscle groups get worked more. My understanding is that a neutral grip will work you forearm more and a pull-up ultimately works you lats much harder. ...


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The function of all muscles depends upon the relative positions of the bones that they control. Most anatomy references analyse muscle movement from standard anatomical position, and hence fail document the full breadth of movement that some muscles can affect. And this is particularly true of the shoulder girdle, since it is comprised of a shallow ball-and-...


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Perhaps the most obvious sign of over-training is a reduction in performance. Whether it be strength, speed, or endurance, we are unlikely to be able to maintain the level of our previous performances. Over-training further presents itself in the form of general fatigue, weakness, elevated heart and/or breathing rates, poor quality sleep, and poor motivation....


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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 straight line, up and down. The chin up feels like 4 different motions because it is, a chin up due to wrist position can't be done in a straight line without ...


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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 limit, at which point gains can be made. Instead, make the exercise harder until you're reaching your limit at, say, ten reps. For pullups, perhaps make moves ...


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I don't have all the informatoin, and would need to see you do pull-ups before knowing for sure, but this sounds like a case of not properly (knowing how to) activating the back muscles during the pull-up movement. Is your scapula retracted for example? Do you go down all the way on each rep? Have you tried pulling your chest towards the bar rather than ...


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It's no surprise that CrossFit would utilize kipping pullups in their program, as they also do likewise with athletic exercises like Olympic lifts and even some Olympic rings programming too. Besides being a somewhat more "athletic" movement (compared to strict pullups), kipping pullups also have the advantage of being able to recruit more lats in ...


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Your question is based on numbers and sets, but no mention of techniques. I'm going to attempt to address the question from a techniques stance. The pull-up is in itself a little of a misnomer for beginners. To effect a pull up, you don't just "pull" but rather engage your entire lats, traps, teres, momentatry biceps, and for a lesser extent, chest for ...


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I have given multiple answers on this topic, see here and here. I have a few questions though. Are you doing pull-ups or chin-ups? Are you using your scapula to keep your upper back tight during the entire movement? Have you tried doing things like negative pull-ups and inverted rows? Let us know a bit more details as to how you got where you are, so we ...


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