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2009/07/25 11:33:23 (permalink)
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Chin ups...

Never really done chin ups in my workout (obviously done them in the past).
 
Started on them about a month ago, and finding them real hard.
 
I started at 3 sets of 4, and now im upto 3 sets of 6...
 
started 4-4-4, then 5-4-4, then 5-5-4,  etc until i got to 6-6-6...
 
wondering if this is a poor amount to do, or poor progression, if so ill knock them on the head !
 
i wanted to be doing 3 sets of 8, but man im finding them tough !
 
 
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    fun meter
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 11:51:00 (permalink)
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    Keep trying to get more reps. Takes time, but works. Or you could get a resistance band which will take some of your weight off, but allow you to hit the reps, then try it without again.
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 11:55:55 (permalink)
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    Cool, whats a resistance band ? :)

    Its this normal kinda progression on these then ?

    thanks.
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 12:23:28 (permalink)
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    Have a read of the following articles....

    http://www.muscletalk.c...82368&high=pull+chin
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 12:38:04 (permalink)
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    Nice one, jees theres alot to learn ;)

    Reading that, 3/6's at the moment isnt that bad then, as im doing the c shape chin ups pulling my chest to the bar, with a full decline !
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 14:36:44 (permalink)
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    Just keep doing them mate and you'll find that one day you'll go into the gym feeling fresh and smash out 3 x 8 no probs...

    Everybody starts out like this, you just gota keep pushing on, when i first started i could do about 4 heaves in one go, now i can hit 25 no probs.. 
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 14:55:16 (permalink)
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    Nice, good to know.

    i think i was expecting too much, dont wanna be feeling like a weekling :)
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 17:04:40 (permalink)
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    I'm 14 stone now and can manage about 6 (maybe 8 on a good day) Pull-Ups (palms facing away).  I used to be able to do 3x10 perfect form.  But that was when I weighted about 11-11.5 stone.  Have a read of the articles.  There are some good programs there....
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/25 17:30:01 (permalink)
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    Sh*t i bet 14 stone is hard to lift ;)

    i expected to bust out about 30 :)

    i was well wrong haha
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/26 00:49:05 (permalink)
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    keep at it

    perhaps work on lat pull downs too

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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/26 14:15:31 (permalink)
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    Being able to do more than 8 reps of somethign isn't what you want to gain mass anyway. Should be doing weighted chin ups in no time.
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    Re:Chin ups... 2009/07/27 11:01:57 (permalink)
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    Being able to do more than 8 reps of somethign isn't what you want to gain mass anyway.


    not particularly true
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