Weighted pull-ups --> YES/NO?

  • chi_rock

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    Mar 12, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    Pull-ups using good form are hard enough for most people, but adding weight takes it to another level.

    If you add weight, what is your max?

    If you don't, why not?
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    Mar 12, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Used to use a 20 lb weight vest, sometimes with an additional 25 lb weight plate strapped to it.

    Now I'm working out of state and have to do regular pullups cause I didn't bring the vest.
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    Mar 12, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    I used to do weighted pullups but stopped because it affected my form. So now I focus on increasing my max reps. I've been happy with the results.
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    Mar 12, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    My max weight is 40 lbs but I'm a little guy.

    Adding weight is for strength. Anything more than 10 reps is endurance based.

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    Mar 12, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    Currently about 3x6 reps with a 45# plate hanging from a weight belt.
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidUsed to use a 20 lb weight vest, sometimes with an additional 25 lb weight plate strapped to it.

    Now I'm working out of state and have to do regular pullups cause I didn't bring the vest.


    Surely you can clamp a 25 lb plate between your legs for 10 reps. That's what I do when I'm feeling cocky. In fact, I just did it.

    ... speaking of which, I suppose you could take a viagra and rack on a few plates.
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    Mar 12, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    I did them at the gym, but not at home. Mostly because of lack of room and decision to invest in the belt and chain icon_razz.gif

    They help, and also make you look hard core.
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    Mar 12, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Damn . Added weight? I can barely get 8 reps and 3 sets. But if my retarded gym had a dip chair I could probably build some strength.
  • Montague

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    Mar 12, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    Very good to do! I started doing weighted wide grip pull ups and chin tuck dips all the time..body weight just wasn't cutting it anymore!
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    Mar 12, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    I have done it only with a trainer or really good spotter. I think the most I've done is two quarters, or a quarter and a 45. It was a while ago before I got hurt.