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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:56 am 
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this may have been posted before but in case anyone hasn't seen it:

http://webpages.charter.net/bert/reconron.html

it's worked wonders for me so far


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:07 pm 
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I don't know if I'd ever be able to do 31 consecutive pullups. :O


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The chart is nice, but it needs some text to explain it. This one has a bit more advice...still seems like a lot of pullups - 23 reps a day for a week to start with? Ouch, my elbows.

http://manlypat.wordpress.com/2009/05/2 ... p-program/


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The problem I have with this type of program is that the progression is assumed. Not everybody progresses at the same rate. It looks good on a spreadsheet but that's it. The program also starts with the max reps meaning that for a daily program it's way too intense. People don't progress in a nice linear manner anyway.

The way I would do it is start with your max reps. Divide by 2. Start with 3 sets per day, increase by 1 set each week until you reach 5 sets. Once every 2-4 weeks, or whenever they seem easy, retest your max and increase your work reps to half your new number.


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I found the text for the table:

http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showt ... hp?t=28822


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That thread includes a couple of better alternatives.

The first is mentioned in the first post.
http://manlypat.wordpress.com/2009/02/2 ... p-program/

The second post by drillinstructor has a second.

Both are better in my opinion than the Recon Ron program simply because they don't have a fixed progression.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:40 am 
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Let me say that I started Recon Ron today and it seems challenging enough.Well.. now i'm more motivated than before to try your program


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:43 am 
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Chins/Pulls are weird. I read the sticky on them a long time ago and it seems to come down to finding a way to keep doing more reps, and more in a set -- and there's nothing for it but to start wherever you are and accept you may only be able to add one rep a week, if that.

But if you commit to some basic system of "I will do x sets of whatever I can and add reps as I can" or "I will do x reps in as many sets as it takes and try to reduce sets" it really does work, it's pretty simple after all.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:56 am 
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we have a new old thread bumper amongst us.

welcome!

sorta


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:13 am 
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Oscar_Actuary wrote:
we have a new old thread bumper amongst us.

welcome!

sorta


I should have noticed that -- it looks like bot text once you notice it. Its crafted to pass through filters but it still doesn't read the same as the way real people talk.


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