Awesome ideas guys. Thanks. Weighted pull ups sound great. Any thoughts around heavy weight/low rep training to increase overall strength to compliment pull ups training?
I was thinking about a heavy pull up day once a week (at least initially) and then incorporating compound heavy lifts throughout the week; deadlifts, squats, overhead press and bench.
"You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."
My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com
T NATION | Conditioning is a Sham
What is your true goal? Are you hoping to out-pullup a pullup-champion?
People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.
Sweet Jeezabel, I love pullups and I don't think I'd ever want to see how many I can do in 24 hours. But I agree on just doing a metric crapton of regular pullups and weight lifting, and adding one day/week of weighted pullups. I love weighted pullups--current pullup workout is 5 sets of 8 reps with 55 pounds on a weight belt.
I think I am going to focus on speed/explosion as well. Work on shortening the amount of time it takes me to complete 6 reps (I will ramp the rep number up as time goes along). This should help me incorporate the most muscles and allow a longer rest time in between my sets.
I am going to baseline my pull ups today. It is going to be sad. I am thinking I am only going to be able to do 5-7 at once. Luckily I have a year to get this worked out.
So...I'm in trouble. I can do 3 in a row. That's right, 3. I did sets of 2 after that to work to 10 reps. Then moved on to overhead press, front squats, deadlifts, clean and press and incline DB press, dips, push ups. A lot of exercises, but not a ton of sets. I am definitely out of shape. I have a lost a lot of strength since the surgery I had last May and have a logn road ahead of me.
Any other ideas or thoughts from you guys would be appreciated.