No place for pull-ups?

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No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:53 am

There may be no single exercise more important to the tree stand hunter than the pull-up (chin-up, whatever). Not only is it an excellent movement to condition the back muscles for drawing a bow or dragging a deer, but it may be the difference between life and death in the event of a fall.

You can bet that pulling movemnts are going to appear over and over again in the "exercise/routine of the week" thread. Unfortunatley, many people claim that they cannot perform these exercises because they have nowhere to do them. The following photos say that you do:




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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:58 am

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Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:00 am

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:01 am

still going

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:03 am

beting a dead horse

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:05 am

and I  think this will do it

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:08 am

But please be careful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn3psngBImo
 
Not strong enough for a pull-up yet? More on that soon...

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby Nubs » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:25 am

That last pic is a classic! [:)] That is how I got started!

JPH, do you recommend a under hand grip or a reverse grip when it comes to pull ups? Perhaps both? What different muscle groups do the different hand positions work? I have just begun adding pull ups and dips to my workout routine in the last month. I am curious about some of the different variations.

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby JPH » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:11 am

ORIGINAL: Nubs

That last pic is a classic! [:)] That is how I got started!

JPH, do you recommend a under hand grip or a reverse grip when it comes to pull ups? Perhaps both? What different muscle groups do the different hand positions work?

 
My basic thought is that so few people do pull-ups that it is kind of silly to get all hung up about hand position. Some people will get really worked up about it. I do not.
 
I mix it up.
 
I do most of my pull-ups in the "palms away" position. It focuses most of the effort onto your back and shoulders and I find it a little easier on my elbows. One could also make the argument that it translates to the real world better than other hand positions because you will not pull yourself back into the stand with "palms toward".
 
When I reach failure in the "palms away" position I will sometimes go to "palms toward" which allows you to incorperate more of your arms (biceps). Another great variation is the "mixed grip" pull up, where one palm is toward and the other is away.
 
I also suggest doing rope or towel pull ups to work your forearms and hand strength.
 
But again, I never met a pull-up I didn't like.

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RE: No place for pull-ups?

Postby fr0sty » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:39 am

I do both types and a neutral grip.  I thing pull ups are palms facing away and chin ups are palms facing towards.

I use one of those bars that fit in your doorway.  http://www.pullupbar.com/

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