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Pull Up Training

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:38 am
by Jungledoc
I already posted this article by Jason Ferruggia. He has several others:

How to Improve Your Chin Ups This is targeted at those of us who can do a few, but want to improve. Like if we are in the pull-up challenge.

How to Improve on Chin Ups This is mostly targeted at those who can't do a single rep yet, or only a few.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Pull Ups A variety of advice.

Keep Your Chin Up: How to master the king of relative strength tests And here's one by Thibaudau in T Nation. The advice is more conventional thatn Ferruggia's, but some of you might be interested.

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:10 am
by KPj
Thanks for posting. Think i'll give the ladder method a go, just for the hell of it, see how it goes. You know how I just love a short rest period.

I'll be doing it in conjuction with low rep weighted pull ups, too. Will be interesting.

KP

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:43 am
by TimD
Doc, I took the liberty to sticky this to keep it up top and available for reference. Great collection of links to a question which may show up over and over.
Tim

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:30 am
by Proper Knob
KPj wrote:Think i'll give the ladder method a go..............I'll be doing it in conjuction with low rep weighted pull ups, too. Will be interesting.
That's exactly what i'm doing. One upper body session will be ladders up to five, the other will be low weighted pulls with no more than three reps per set. I've never trained pullups/chinups this way before.

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:55 am
by robertscott
I'm keeping it old school. 5 sets done to technical failure twice a week

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:18 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
hey, was looking around and about to pst "I can't come close to doing a pull up" and voila, here s this thread. Awesome. It was sad, I couldn't hold myself up at all either. I'l see if any of these ideas help.

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:22 pm
by Jungledoc
Maybe people could post both good resources that they find, as well as talk about their training experience here.

I've been amazed at how many total reps I can get. When I did singles earlier this week, I felt that 20 didn't really challenge me much, since I'm used to doing 5 sets of 7 to 9 reps. Yesterday's 20x2 was more satisfying. Tomorrow I'll try triples to about 50 reps, then next week try some ladders.

I'm also trying to get some of the guys in our little gym interested in increasing their pull ups.

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:03 pm
by Travis
so how long should my "short rest period" be in the ladders? I'd been trying multiple sets of 8-10 with about a minute between before the challenge. But should it be shorter for the ladder method?

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:13 pm
by Johnny
Thanks for the good info, I don't have a band so try the ladder method mixed up with some weight.

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:36 pm
by Jungledoc
Travis wrote:so how long should my "short rest period" be in the ladders? I'd been trying multiple sets of 8-10 with about a minute between before the challenge. But should it be shorter for the ladder method?
Jason Ferruggia says 15 to 45 seconds rest between sets.

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:52 am
by Jungledoc
Another good one. Same approach as Ferruggia, but more variations of training ideas.

http://ausmilitary.com/pullsforcombat.pdf

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:03 am
by Jungledoc

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:06 am
by Jungledoc

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:10 am
by Jungledoc
So how is everyone doing on their Pull-Ups? Any new training ideas or insights? What's your experience so far?

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:47 pm
by tyciol
I enjoy the thicker grips that came with the perfect pull up, both on the centre bar (though it sucks for wide grip pulls really bad) and the rotating handles.