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How should pull ups be done?

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2005/07/25 16:28:28 (permalink)

How should pull ups be done?

This isn't so much a question about training correctly as 'is this correct for bodybuilding?'.

I'm obviously not on about technique - I have been advised to do pull ups as part of my routine, but given that they always have a fairly constant weight (yes, I know we all get heavier bit by bit but not so much as cranking up the weight on a dumbell, and we can't control it at will), I'm wondering how I should be doing them? Do my standard 4x 6-8 regardless of how unfatigued I might be, or go til I can't go anymore?

The first seems to be inefficient and the second goes against everything I've learned about hypertrophy and bodybulding in general (high rep).

I also don't understand how I should warm up... for all my other things, I do lower weight, higher rep exercises after doing 5 mins cardio. I'm wondering what should I do for these?

What do you guys think?
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    CTR1
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/25 16:44:49 (permalink)
    Buy a weight belt and add weight as required. As for a warm up do a couple of sets of light weight latpull downs to start with.
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/25 19:03:58 (permalink)
    OK, thanks - until I get the belt do you think I should do lat pull down instead? That said, isn't it easier to do something else instead?
    post edited by groovemeister - 2005/07/25 19:04:26
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/25 19:12:27 (permalink)
    Easier, sure...but this isn't about what is easy. Lifts where you move your body through space incorporate more mucles and are even more of a "sompound" lift...if that makes any sense.

    Like how dips are better then pushdowns, and squats better then legpress...Same as pullups over pulldowns. That said, I cnat do pullups to save my life right now...

    So, should I continue lat pulldowns, or try the weight assisted pullip machine?
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/25 19:13:04 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: groovemeister

    OK, thanks - until I get the belt do you think I should do lat pull down instead? That said, isn't it easier to do something else instead?


    If pull-ups are too easy, then lat pulldowns are the obvious replacement. You will certainly make progress in vertical pulling strength doing them until you can do weighted pull-ups.
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/26 19:32:35 (permalink)
    Right, so until I get me belt for weighted pull ups, I'll do lat pull down - then I can really go for it WITH the belt!

    Thanks alot, lads!
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/28 05:00:11 (permalink)
    What they said. Just make sure your doing a proper pull. Not laying back so far to heave a heavy weight that you turn it in to a row.
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/28 11:29:11 (permalink)
    is that with regards to lat-pulls warrden1. just trying to think how u could lean back enough with a pull-up to turn it into a row.

    just to add me 2 pence into the forum topic is as well. weighted pulls ups rock. really helped bulk up my back and shoulders.
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    RE: How should pull ups be done? 2005/07/30 00:44:03 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: groovemeister

    Right, so until I get me belt for weighted pull ups, I'll do lat pull down - then I can really go for it WITH the belt!


    What they said. Just make sure your doing a proper pull. Not laying back so far to heave a heavy weight that you turn it in to a row.


    Yes, for lat pull down. Sorry, guess I should've added the quote.
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