love them and some people hate them. I think they're
great and that's all the really matters, isn't it? Give
me pull-ups and chin-ups (weighted or not) over most
any other back exercise in the gym and I'll be happy.
I see too many guys come to my class with massive backs
built on the lat pull down machine. 99% of the time,
these guys can pull down their bodyweight and
usually quite a bit more but when it comes to PULL-UPS
they find that it's all show and no go. It's really
sad to see a muscular guy struggle on his 3rd set of
5 pull-ups. It's even sadder when the excuses pour
Anyway, I get all kinds
of requests for pull-ups so I thought it would be easier
to just post some of the different hand positions we
use in my class. If you want to read about how to increase
your pull-up potential, check out these two kickass
articles by Clarence
Bass on two systems
has talked about in the past:
Keep in mind that these
are just a few ways to do pull-ups and chin-ups. I don't
have a real favorite, it's just good to have a few different
ways to perform them so you can hit the back a bit differently.
That and I get bored doing straight pull-ups or chin-ups.
I'll post more variations as the site continues to grow.
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