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    I'm in. Last year I did a Dragon Door pull-up seminar, about eight guys and five (crazy lean and muscular) women. I was the only person in the group that could not do a pull-up. It was extremely embarrassing. I haven't tried since then, but I believe I've lost15 pounds since then, and gained some muscle. Maybe I'll try again next time I'm at the gym.

    We have one of those assisted pull-up machine things @ the gym. Going to try that a couple of times a week.

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    Is it too late for me to join? I'd love to get involved in this. I'm not entirely sure I've ever done a pull up! I won't be able to use a bar in the house but I have a tree in my front yard! :-)

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    i'm sure it isn't. just jump in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frances View Post
    I'm in. Last year I did a Dragon Door pull-up seminar, about eight guys and five (crazy lean and muscular) women. I was the only person in the group that could not do a pull-up. It was extremely embarrassing. I haven't tried since then, but I believe I've lost15 pounds since then, and gained some muscle. Maybe I'll try again next time I'm at the gym.

    We have one of those assisted pull-up machine things @ the gym. Going to try that a couple of times a week.
    The assisted machine is the worst way to get the pullup, you should do hanging, negatives, leg-on-chair, and other methods to practice. Seriously. Pullups are a full body exercise and that assist machine not only helps with the weight but removes the lower body component, making it an incomplete practice.

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    measure this stuff and make sure you are always pushing for more, always be trying to take it to the next level
    you need a "brett" with the stop watch and whistle then, like lucky Jemaine with his stationary bike.

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    Oh Sweet Jesus, are my rear delts and teres major *supposed* to hurt like this? F*@#!!

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    must be doing something. . .

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    The assisted machine is the worst way to get the pullup, you should do hanging, negatives, leg-on-chair, and other methods to practice. Seriously. Pullups are a full body exercise and that assist machine not only helps with the weight but removes the lower body component, making it an incomplete practice.
    Guess that means I should stop having my boyfriend help me! I got my pull-up bar yesterday, and tried 1-leg assisted with a chair. Tough, but was able to do about 8 with each leg (felt like I needed to balance it out). Tried negatives, but dropped very fast. Good and sore today! Glad I'm not the only one! Way to go Sigi!

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    Well I think yesterdays workout was a step in the right direction! 100 pull-ups! with a 10 minute time limit. I got the last one in right on the 10 minute mark! Now of course I was using a band to help me cause I can't do even one by myself yet but that had to have done me SOME kind of good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noctiluca View Post
    Well I think yesterdays workout was a step in the right direction! 100 pull-ups! with a 10 minute time limit. I got the last one in right on the 10 minute mark! Now of course I was using a band to help me cause I can't do even one by myself yet but that had to have done me SOME kind of good!
    How do you find the resistance bands? I just ordered a set as I can't do one unassisted pull-up either.

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