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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:35 am 
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hit my goal of 12, tough grind on the last rep, but just managed to get my chest to the bar. Gonna start working on the overhand pull-up this month (redundant?)

Onward and upward!

nice one. chest to bar is challenging. i'm fascinated by the variation in the ranges of movement people think makes a pullup.
overhand is different and I think not redundant. there's less bicep work, and biceps are really useful.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:26 am 
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hit my goal of 12, tough grind on the last rep, but just managed to get my chest to the bar. Gonna start working on the overhand pull-up this month (redundant?)

Onward and upward!

nice one. chest to bar is challenging. i'm fascinated by the variation in the ranges of movement people think makes a pullup.
overhand is different and I think not redundant. there's less bicep work, and biceps are really useful.


I agree - but funny you should mention that, because I did some pull-ups after doing my chin test, and I couldn't get my chest to the bar with the overhand grip, I got my head and neck well clear of the bar, but couldn't get my chest to touch the bar. I don't know if it was an angle issue, or ROM because of my shoulders are jacked up from 15 odd years of rugby, but Ill keep playing with it :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:52 am 
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weak middle/lower traps Bacchus


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Name                   Style                       Goal             Final Reps
Stuward Wide-grip pull-down 3x200 3x195 close!
xshawnxearthx chin 5
Dub chin 10 10
Rik-Blades shoulder-width chins 12 12
Oscar_Actuary pullups 1
robertscott ??? 44reps/5sets
Proper Knob wide neutral 13 couldn't train pullups due to injuries
Travis pull-ups 15 14*
nice_guy80 chin 10or11
leanmuscle13 pullup 13
josh60 chins/pulls 11/10 11chinups
Bacchus1979 chins 12 12
RobertB ??? 15
commodiusvicus wg pullups 12 "got better"
robt-aus pullup 10
IceDane shoulder-width pulls 12 12
jungledoc chin 12 13!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:46 am 
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I made it! 10 reps.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 pm 
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Okay, reporting in.

Been busy all this week, so treated it as a deload week.

Warmed up with front squats today and jumped right in with a max pull-up set.

Got an easy 11 and squeeeeeeeezed out a 12th! :headbang:

I just used ladders for the 4 weeks, only maxing at 8 reps and back down again.

I'm a little lighter today, about 3-4lbs.

Last year I wanted to get 11 (my max was 10), but backed out of the challenge because of tennis elbow, which i've cured now, so I guess two extra reps makes up for that! i'll take it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:37 am 
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Did 11 chinups yesterday. Still not sure if the last one counts as I have to do some kicking in order to get my chin to bar height. Wednesday I'll try the pullups.


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Going to have to bail out of the challenge, due to sickness i've had two weeks off from training in Feb. Two sessions of pullups, with one of them being a gentle easer, isn't going to do anything to me numbers. Due to a number of niggling injuries i haven't been able to train pullups with any intensity or frequency for 8 months or so. I used to feel like a superhero on the pullup bar, now i feel like an obese old woman. Time address that i feel.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Didn't make it to the gym last week, but tested today. I did 14 -- didn't complete that 15th-- so I improved by one but didn't make my goal.


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PK, sorry about the injuries. You're making big progress in several lifts, though, so don't feel too bad about it.
Travis, the challenge is to make a 10% improvement, so if you went from 13 to 14, well, 1.3 rounds to 1, so you met the challenge.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:52 am 
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josh60 wrote:
Wednesday I'll try the pullups.

Yipee!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:45 am 
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josh60 wrote:
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Wednesday I'll try the pullups.

Yipee!

Does that mean you got them?

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Does that mean you got them?

Yes, with the usual reservation about the completion of the last one, but since that was true for the 9th and now it's on the 10th, I consider the job done, albeit I failed the deadline for the challange.


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Name                   Style                       Goal             Final Reps
Stuward Wide-grip pull-down 3x200 3x195 close!
xshawnxearthx chin 5
Dub chin 10 10
Rik-Blades shoulder-width chins 12 12
Oscar_Actuary pullups 1
robertscott ??? 44reps/5sets
Proper Knob wide neutral 13 couldn't train pullups due to injuries
Travis pull-ups 15 14*
nice_guy80 chin 10or11
leanmuscle13 pullup 13
josh60 chins/pulls 11/10 11 chinups/10 pullups
Bacchus1979 chins 12 12
RobertB ??? 15
commodiusvicus wg pullups 12 "got better"
robt-aus pullup 10
IceDane shoulder-width pulls 12 12
jungledoc chin 12 13!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:55 am 
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See i'm still down as ??? - ill go for a more conservative 11>14 - I think 12 has me springing out the bottom/perhaps not fully extending them all, and I can't live with that! has to be full rep.


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