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  • #16
    Stick with it, all the above,
    ya gotta want it,

    I started 9/2012, had already been eating low sugar when I found Primal.
    I'll still eat whatever so we won't talk weight tonight.

    Started the fitness program, pull ups were the worst,
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    my level 1, but as a Ausie pullup, started at 5 rep and failure, then maybe 2 more before quitting that set.

    I saw small progressions, and some setbacks,
    but only now, 5 going on 6 months later, following the 2 x's a week protocol, am I approaching the 20 rep goal value(s).
    Yeah, 20 reps Aussie style first set, 16 (30 second rest) + 7 for second set, 2/5/2013.
    And the progressions are coming faster across all the 4 movements the last month or so.

    Stick with it, ya gotta want it,
    now about that eating thing,,,,,
    I'm at 210 same as 9/12, but inches from my waiste are now up on my shoulder and chest.
    Last edited by neilc11; 02-06-2013, 05:07 PM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by primalrob View Post
      there are plenty of progressions that you can work on to help you get to full pull ups, which will make you stronger, and speed up that fat loss.

      this guy has some good ones
      word!!!!
      Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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      • #18
        Ask your husband to hold you and give you a boost while doing them.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by primalrob View Post
          can you do assisted pull ups?
          i found that when i was originally building up to pull ups i could do assisted, reverse, horizontal pulls, etc. using a grease the groove fashion to get me where i wanted to be.
          nothing beats a space at home for this, though. i could bang out 10x1 on these movements while dinner was cooking.
          I've used the assisted pullup machine, but I don't think the movement is all that similar to a real pullup. I should use bands instead but haven't gotten around to wanting to spend the money. I've tried doing negatives on the playground but it can be difficult to find a playground with the right configuration of stuff. I tried negatives in the gym. Why do they put the pullup stations SO HIGH? I can't reach any of them. Back on the playground, I tried the kind of pullup where your feet are on the ground but I banged my head trying to use a ladder on one of those playground things. I haven't found another better playground yet. I decided to just forget about pullups for now.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #20
            Australian Pull Ups!
            The Importance of Pull-up Bar Training | Mark's Daily Apple
            All About Australian Pullups - YouTube

            Peace,
            Karen

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            • #21
              I have never been able to do even one pullup. Even at my best, I could not support my bodyweight when I had been boosted into a pullup position.

              But I have recently found Pulling Without Pullups? How To Train Your No-Tech Pull :: stumptuous.com and this has spurred me on to another attempt.

              I am currently doing pull-alongs to start building some strength. My way to do this is to lie face down on my polished wooden floor at the top of the steps, and pretend the top step is my pullup bar. So I grip the edge of that top step with my fingers, and pull myself along the floor. The push back adds to the workout. If you have carpet that doesn't slide, try lying on a sheet of cardboard or something else that will reduce the friction. If you don't have a stair to grab, try using a sliding door track, or even place a broom handle across a doorway to simulate a bar.

              Now, I realise this isn't exactly the same movement as a traditional pullup. However, I can feel it using the correct muscle groups, and I certainly know about it the day after. I consider it a bit like the pullup equivalent of the wall pushup - close enough to start generating enough strength that I should be able to then go on and get to the assisted pullup starting line.


              Bifcus.

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              • #22
                Bifcus, I've never heard of that before, but it sounds like genius! Wish I'd known about it when I was starting to build up to pullups!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bifcus View Post
                  I have never been able to do even one pullup. Even at my best, I could not support my bodyweight when I had been boosted into a pullup position.

                  But I have recently found Pulling Without Pullups? How To Train Your No-Tech Pull :: stumptuous.com and this has spurred me on to another attempt.

                  I am currently doing pull-alongs to start building some strength. My way to do this is to lie face down on my polished wooden floor at the top of the steps, and pretend the top step is my pullup bar. So I grip the edge of that top step with my fingers, and pull myself along the floor. The push back adds to the workout. If you have carpet that doesn't slide, try lying on a sheet of cardboard or something else that will reduce the friction. If you don't have a stair to grab, try using a sliding door track, or even place a broom handle across a doorway to simulate a bar.

                  Now, I realise this isn't exactly the same movement as a traditional pullup. However, I can feel it using the correct muscle groups, and I certainly know about it the day after. I consider it a bit like the pullup equivalent of the wall pushup - close enough to start generating enough strength that I should be able to then go on and get to the assisted pullup starting line.


                  Bifcus.
                  The floor drags are exactly what I've needed!! Thanks for the link!!

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                  • #24
                    Type into google "Bro Brothers Pull up progression" or here Pull Up Progression Training Exercise Beginner to Advanced Challenge - YouTube pull ups are tough so be patient. Great work out though!

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                    • #25
                      Type into google "Bro Brothers Pull up progression" or here Pull Up Progression Training Exercise Beginner to Advanced Challenge - YouTube pull ups are tough so be patient. Great work out though!

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                      • #26
                        Im in the Navy and work with Marines so I have to do pull ups often. One thing that has helped me is working on "negatives." You can use a chair to help your self up but than slowly lower yourself maintaining control. You can also put your feet on a chair and use your legs to assist.

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