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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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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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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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Pulleys do not inherently make a lift easier. They can make a lift easier, or they can simply be employed to change the direction of the load—such is the case with the lateral pull-down machine in the image, above. (The machine in the image, in fact, has numerous pulleys, all but one of which change the direction of the load. The pulley at the bottom, just ...


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