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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey everyone First off- 5'7" tall, 17 year old male, 114 lbs, currently doing Rings 1, a gymnastics ring training program (which is entirely upper-body) 3x a week, and plyometrics for lower body work 2x a week. (with yoga 1x a week, then one... (more)

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by 1405 · about 14 hours ago

I have been doing weight training for six months now, and have significantly improved on my push ups, sit ups, squats, etc. but I still can't get one dang pull up! I have worked on pull-downs, assisted pull-ups, negatives, mixed grip, you name... (more)

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JoeBranca_at_paleoplusone_com 0 · November 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Chuck Poliquin has a good blog post on chins/pulls, his tip on a beginner's progression starts about halfway down the post: Chin-ups: The King of Upper Body Exercises (more)

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by 3891 · about 14 hours ago

I live in an apartment, so I'm looking for something easy to install and uninstall when it's time to move. What would you recommend? Our space is limited, so I would prefer something that won't take up a bunch of room. I usually use a tree in... (more)

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Jake_1 0 · January 26, 2011 at 8:09 PM

In the pricy but worth it category, I have this one: http://trapezerigging.com/PortablePullupBar/ As the "Dip Bar" all in one, I have to say that the bit extra was totally worth it. (more)

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by 88 · October 24, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Hey everyone First off- 5'7" tall, 17 year old male, 114 lbs, currently doing Rings 1, a gymnastics ring training program (which is entirely upper-body) 3x a week, and plyometrics for lower body work 2x a week. (with yoga 1x a week, then... (more)

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CD 0 · September 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Volume trains muscular endurance. Weight trains strength. If your goal is to do as many pull ups as possible, you need to increase the weight, not the volume. While your body may do equivalent amounts of work in a 5x5 or a 1x25 schema, the... (more)

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by 717 · October 24, 2014 at 3:24 AM

It is my burning desire to do an unassisted dead hang pull up and/or chin up - well more than one really. Think Linda Hamilton in terminator 2. I have been working on the assisted machine doing chins and dips. The rest of my workout is squats,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · June 06, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Start off with only doing negatives. Just jump up to the bar and try to slow down your descent. Do 3 sets to failure 2x a week and you should be able to do proper ones in no time. The eccentric portion of any exercise is actually what causes the... (more)

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by 898 · October 24, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Dear cavepeople, have any of you ever made a pull up bar yourself? I'm going to make a DIY pull up bar in order to save time (traveling to and from gym), money (gym membership fees) and results (am too lazy to go to the gym 2+ times per... (more)

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saikln 0 · February 04, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Once you have got your bars in place, one way to make it more versatile is to go by about 10 feet of really thick rope at your local hardware store (should be less than $10). You can start low and do horizontal pulls and work up to pull-ups on... (more)

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