Hello ! I would like to join this challenge, and co-incidentally urban forager am also 52 ! so it's really encouraging to hear what u can do. Am using a gym machine at the moment doing dips and chin ups with half my body weight...planning to get a bar to fit on a door at home , not sure I could even do 1 chin up for real yet but do fancy being able to so great this challenge is here !
Welcome to the challenge artyscat! Having the pull-bar in the door way is great because you can work on chin-ups any time.
If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend Mark's video on how to do a pull-up.
[url=http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-proper-pullup-chinup-technique/#axzz231kdUaV8]How-To: Proper Pullup/Chinup Technique | Mark's Daily Apple[/url]
Thanks so much urban forager for that link that's so nice of you ! I haven't seen it before so was v useful...:)
I'd like to join the challenge. I can barely get through level 1 of PBF pull-ups right now, so I'm not sure I'll make it. But I've been trying to do a couple when I take my kids to the park too.
[QUOTE=artyscat;924247]Thanks so much urban forager for that link that's so nice of you ! I haven't seen it before so was v useful...:)[/QUOTE]
You're welcome, good luck with your chin/pull-ups!
[QUOTE=Urban Forager;923653]Are you working on pull-ups (palms facing a way) or chin-ups (palms facing you)? I've been working on chin-ups as they are a little easier. I started by jumping up to the bar; at first that's all I could do but after while I was able to hold myself there for a few seconds. Next I worked on negatives, lowering myself as slowly as possible, over time I was able to do it in 8-10 seconds. I just kept working on that and then one day I thought I would just try a chin-up and sure enough I could do it.
I started in February never having done 1 chin-up in my life, I'm 52. Now I am up to 5. The negatives really work![/QUOTE]
I'm working on pull ups. They are easier for me to do. I broke my right elbow several years ago, and it is more difficult for me to do chin ups.
I have been working more on negatives and using the band that we have. I've also been doing lots of Australian pull ups, and with the first one I can get my chin almost to the bar! I'm hoping soon I'll have myself over the bar each time.
[QUOTE=EmeraldRose;925128]I'm working on pull ups. They are easier for me to do. I broke my right elbow several years ago, and it is more difficult for me to do chin ups.
I have been working more on negatives and using the band that we have. I've also been doing lots of Australian pull ups, and with the first one I can get my chin almost to the bar! I'm hoping soon I'll have myself over the bar each time.[/QUOTE]
You're doing great! Makes me think I should try working on pull-ups with a band.
Sign me up.
Knifegill -- sounds awesome. Just searched YouTube to see what a clapping chin-up is. Daang.
EmeraldRose -- I'm there too. Still workin' on it.
AliceAnne -- nice progress! I should try that progression myself. So you're still using a band -- can you do one without it, even kipping? If so, I'll star you up as a success. :D
Paleobird -- not TOO thriving as I keep vanishing! Sorry, everybody...
UrbanForager -- ooh, ★ for you!
Everyone -- thanks for the tips!
Wow I'm way late to the party but I'm in if I can be! I wonder if I could get one pull up by the end of 2012? I can do about 3 chin ups from I guess it's an L position (arms not all the way extended)? But no go on pull ups. I tried some of the tips from the other thread so I'm working on it! Think I might get some of the bands to help...