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    Any reasons why doing pushup before pullup in 'the 5 essential movements'?

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    I noticed in 'the 5 essential movements' workout... push-up is first on the list before pull-up. Why?

    I would thought doing pull-up first since it uses the largest muscle than push-up.

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    I once read (not sure where), that one always must do overhead exercises first... Have to find that information again.
    I always do chins and handstand push ups first.
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    This order of exercises seem logical to me...

    1 Pull-up
    2 Overhead Press (or Handstand Push-up)

    3 Full Squat (give upper-body a rest)

    4 Push-up
    5 Plank

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    you don't necessarily need to follow the exercises in the order they're printed in the book. just get them all done. you can even mix up the order so that you can move from one to the other more quickly. mr. roberts line up looks pretty good for letting one muscle group rest while you work others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRoberts View Post
    This order of exercises seem logical to me...

    1 Pull-up
    2 Overhead Press (or Handstand Push-up)

    3 Full Squat (give upper-body a rest)

    4 Push-up
    5 Plank
    That's what I do too - always pull-ups first so I have max strength for them (they're by far my weakest of the five movements).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigi View Post
    That's what I do too - always pull-ups first so I have max strength for them (they're by far my weakest of the five movements).
    Mine too.

    I noticed in programs like Ripple, Cross-fit or Strong-fit, they all start with the largest muscle first, which makes a lot of sense.

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    Forget specific exercises... plain and simple: hardest exercise first, all others to follow. You need all the gas you got for max effort on the most difficult exercise. Otherwise, you're just short changin' it..

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    I like largest to smallest muscle BUT I also throw in cycles of starting at a different move in my routine

    Moves ABCDE

    Workout 1 order ABCDE
    W2 BCDEA
    W3 CDEAB
    etc..

    Rotating gives you a chance to perform every move you do, without any chance of pre-exhaustion.

    I usually do my one leg move first.

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