What can I do to increase my pull-up count?

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    Apr 09, 2010 1:38 AM GMT


    Not that number is important, but right now I can barely do enough to count as a 'rep'. I don't get it. I'm not overweight and I am moderately fit for my age. What am I lacking?
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    Apr 09, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    Try this - keep a weight bench near the pull up station. Do all you can with your body weight. When you reach failure and can't do anymore, grab the bench, position it under you, and then use it to get into the top part of the movement where your mucles are contracted. then lift your feet off the bench and SLOWLY lower yourself back down. This will help you squeez out a few additional reps and eventually allow you to do more pull ups.
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    Apr 09, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    sashaman saidTry this - keep a weight bench near the pull up station. Do all you can with your body weight. When you reach failure and can't do anymore, grab the bench, position it under you, and then use it to get into the top part of the movement where your mucles are contracted. then lift your feet off the bench and SLOWLY lower yourself back down. This will help you squeez out a few additional reps and eventually allow you to do more pull ups.


    Thanks man, I'll have to give that a try next time.
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    Apr 09, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    sashaman saidTry this - keep a weight bench near the pull up station. Do all you can with your body weight. When you reach failure and can't do anymore, grab the bench, position it under you, and then use it to get into the top part of the movement where your mucles are contracted. then lift your feet off the bench and SLOWLY lower yourself back down. This will help you squeez out a few additional reps and eventually allow you to do more pull ups.
    ^^^that^^^

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    Apr 09, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    KDean861 saidWhat am I lacking?
    If you've already been working out a while, you're lacking a good lat & back routine.

    If you're relatively new to working out, you're lacking experience.

    Either way, good luck...and be patient yet aggressive with your training. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 03, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    pullups are foundation . if ur at a gym use the assisted pull up machine. or u can also use bands to assist u by putting ur knees in the loops. also u can do

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aD2Knol5RQ&feature=player_embedded

    hope this helps


    spence