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    Some chin-ups

    I can do more when I'm fresh, but I had just done a few sets of heavy deadlifts...

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    great work! Interesting choice of gym-wear! haha keep at em.

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    Good stuff, you get some real hight above the bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    great work! Interesting choice of gym-wear! haha keep at em.
    Heh, well most of the female boxers I know train in skirts (they're good for accommodating movement and a wide stance), and I always wear tube socks on deadlift days

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    Good stuff, you get some real hight above the bar
    Thanks! I eventually want to do muscle-ups, so I'm trying to get used to exaggerated pull-ups and chin-ups as per Al Kavadlo's progression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs_peIheJ8
    Good tips in there...to be clear, I try to keep good form at the beginning but I usually do the last 1-2 as "cheat reps" just to get to muscle failure. With weighted exercise like squats or bench press I don't do sloppy cheat reps because of the risk:reward ratio, but for bodyweight only exercises like push-ups and pull-ups I cheat the last couple until I fully fail. But I did see some tips there (i.e. not bouncing at the bottom) that definitely apply to even my "stricter" reps, so thanks! Definitely don't need a rotator cuff injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erica057 View Post
    ...just to get to muscle failure.... until I fully fail.
    Let me first say I'm always impressed with women that can do pullups. But, with all due respect, you were not anywhere near muscular failure. Here's what muscle failure looks like on a negative. You easily had one more positive on your own, and one more assisted positive for a negative finish. Anyway, I'm glad you found Bill DeSimone's video useful. Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    Let me first say I'm always impressed with women that can do pullups. But, with all due respect, you were not anywhere near muscular failure. Here's what muscle failure looks like on a negative. You easily had one more positive on your own, and one more assisted positive for a negative finish. Anyway, I'm glad you found Bill DeSimone's video useful. Keep up the good work!
    Thanks for the link -- maybe it was mental failure on my part (which is to say, me being whiny and feeling sorry for myself that it hurts ) rather than full physical failure. That's the good thing about videos, keeps me honest Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by js290 View Post
    Let me first say I'm always impressed with women that can do pullups. But, with all due respect, you were not anywhere near muscular failure. Here's what muscle failure looks like on a negative. You easily had one more positive on your own, and one more assisted positive for a negative finish. Anyway, I'm glad you found Bill DeSimone's video useful. Keep up the good work!
    If you are going to post technique videos can they at least be of a good quality?

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