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Why are pull up bars mounted so high up?

Gyms need to have pull-up bars that are high enough that even their tallest members can use them without their knees hitting the ground. They may prefer to have them even higher, so that tall people ...
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Why are pull up bars mounted so high up?

What most people disregard when it comes to pull-ups is that during an actual proper pull-up, your legs and core should be engaged and tensed. You want to be able to hold this throughout the entire ...
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What is the best position for pull ups to target one's lower pecs?

None of these are particularly good exercises for targeting the lower pecs, as the pecs are only very minor contributors to shoulder extension (as in narrow grip pull-ups) and shoulder adduction (as ...
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Pullups as adequate alternative to arm curls for biceps

Bret Contreras did some very interesting work on this subject for T-Nation where he measured muscle activation using EMG and documented mean and peak activation of muscles for a bunch of different ...
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Pullups as adequate alternative to arm curls for biceps

Note that I have 15 years of weight lifting experience; that is, over the course of the last 15 years, I've lifted weights the entire time without any significant pauses more than 2 weeks, and my ...
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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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Keeping the same volume while moving from pull ups to archer or uneven

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). ...
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How can I do pull-ups in my apartment with thick door trim?

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. ...
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