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EmzyMouche
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Pull-Ups

#1 Postby EmzyMouche » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:32 am

I've been trying to do pull-ups for over a year now. I've lost a shed ton of body fat, I'm training all the right muscles with my PT, but I just can't do it. I do assisted ones at the gym, but on their own it's impossible for me currently. Any tips on how a female bodied person can do them?

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Re: Pull-Ups

#2 Postby AndiMorris » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:43 am

I got my first pull up by working with negative pull ups to increase the strength. Jump up to the top of the pull up position on the bar, and then slowly lower yourself down. The slower the better.

EmzyMouche
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Re: Pull-Ups

#3 Postby EmzyMouche » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:49 am

I just had a look on You Tube and that looks totally doable. I'll have a go tomorrow and let you know how I get on. :)

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Re: Pull-Ups

#4 Postby muchidna » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:55 am

Do the assisted pull ups, find out what weight you can do at 3x15 ( split between the different grips on the machine, ie one set could be 5x grip A, 5x grip B, 5x grip C ) and just remove a weight every week or two as you get stronger, or as andi said, negative pullups

when i started i did negatives at home, and later when i joined a gym i did the assisted pullups, the assisted pullups are a little less awkward to do, and the variable weights are helpfull

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Re: Pull-Ups

#5 Postby EmzyMouche » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:04 am

I do the assisted ones. I weigh 69kg and I go 3x6 reps at 30kg assisted. I've been doing this for ageeeeeees and I'm not able to go up any weight! :( I think trying the negative ones will help.


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