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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:37 am 
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So T-Nation has an article on pullups today, with advice from 6 experts.

What I notice is that all of the advice for pullups is very different from other exercises. Recovery is never mentioned, it comes down to doing lots of pullups, many days a week, through the day.

Or those programs where you do 1 on day 1, 2 on day 2, and so forth up to 30 at the end of the month. You must do 30 in a day, but sets, reps, hours and so on doesn't matter. Recovery is never mentioned.

Is it just me noticing this? is this true?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:57 am 
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perhaps its not necessary as your own body limits you and the attempts are not risky, like fatigured squats, or bench would be.
recovery is a myth


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:16 pm 
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isn't that the russian/bulgarian approach of training to train every time you are in the mood of no matter how long the recovery was?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:43 pm 
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KenDowns wrote:
What I notice is that all of the advice for pullups is very different from other exercises. Recovery is never mentioned, it comes down to doing lots of pullups, many days a week, through the day.


Bodyweight exercises like pull-ups and push-ups are intended in some programs to increase muscular endurance more than muscular strength. Untrained people will gain more muscular strength than endurance initially when they train pull-ups. But once the untrained reach the level of strength needed to do pull-ups for reps, they won't be overloading their muscles to make further progress.

I'm not exactly sure, but my guess is that recovery for muscle hypertrophy and strength gains is much more critical than that for muscular endurance gains. Still, a drill sergeant can run even the most scared basic training recruits into the ground if he pushes them too hard.

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