Proper form and procedure -- as best articulated by the Marines -- must be followed. Your targets:

  • Men: 10
  • Women: 1
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Authored on 06.21.09 at 09:30 by Oliver.


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body electric 09:07 06/23/2009
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Mr. Mohawk 09:57 07/14/2009
Oliver 09:03 08/04/2009
Kaitlyn 12:10 08/09/2009
killercadoogan 13:51 08/11/2009
msh258 19:59 08/26/2009
Fraidy 23:41 09/03/2009
ssattin 21:59 09/06/2009
kate19 23:46 09/29/2009
snowpeach 19:13 10/10/2009
vseribo 23:41 01/09/2010
chelice 22:56 01/11/2010
natejgray 20:30 01/14/2010
cjoy 18:49 04/26/2010

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cjoy on 04/26/2010 - 18:49 Comment


Ladies: If I may, let me offer some advice for how to get a dead-hang pull-up or chin-up if you can't do one yet . . .

1. F--- the gravitron.

2. Can you jump yourself into a pull-up? (ie, jump to bar, either from ground/ step-aerobics step/ weight bench and use momentum to get yourself up there.) If so, do jumping pull-ups. Just make sure to a) CLOSE the pull-up at the top (squeeze shoulder blades, get high as you can, aim to touch chest to bar) and b) lower down as SLOWLY as possible. Use the lowest start you can for your jump. Do one, rest, do another as soon as you can. Try to get three sets of five in. You will get stronger at this in no time.

3. Negative pull-ups: get up to a chin-over-bar position however you can (step-stool, or friend to help you), and lower yourself as slowly as possible. Lower through your whole range of motion (arms totally straight), repeat, repeat, repeat, etc.

4. If you DO use the gravitron (or a better option, gigantic rubber bands), at least make sure you're going through total range of motion so you have to engage your shoulders at the bottom every time and close the pull-up at the top (shoulder blade squeeze and hold it a splitsecond).

Okay, that's what I got. Also, believe in yourself! And watch the beginning of Terminator 2: Judgment Day as often as possible.

body electric's picture

I agree with body electric, if you cannot do a pull-up or chin-up, one of the best methods for increasing your strength to eventually perform one is by doing negative pull-ups.

H2Ownage's picture

Thanks for the advice! I tried a chin-up for the first time (since high school anyway) yesterday. It was hard! Harder than I expected. Luckily there is a park 1 block from my house with pull up bars so I can practice often. Clearly I will need it!

shantiani's picture

i did it! it was a miracle at crunch union square!

msh258's picture

Did 2 today!! I credit all of the swimming i've been doing *thanks* to my knee injury.

ssattin's picture

This was not possible for me. the 10:1 male:female ratio seems a bit too much.

sneathd's picture

Not gonna lie, I was proud of myself today...I did 10 chin ups and then I was also able to do 7 wide-grip pull ups as well! Feeling stronger already!

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