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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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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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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 those). The other alternative that I have seen before, which I don't recommend if you're on the heavier side, or live in rented accommodation, is pull ups ...


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I usually do 3 sets of 9 or 10 reps That's a red flag. Why do you have a "usual" set/rep range? The key to training is variety (and I'm gonna be repeating that a few times in this answer). Variety in the set/rep numbers, but also in intensity. Do you ever strap on some extra weight and do, say, a few sets of 3-4 really heavy pullups? Because if ...


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Door frame pull up bars damage the door lining no matter what you do, you can lessen the damage with towels to disperse the load or extra foam padding, but it does not negate the damage entirely. Since you are in an apartment, you can just repair it before you head out. Typically a bit of putty and paint will make it look like new so you can get your ...


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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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