nothing wrong with it, IMO. in fact, i think its a good idea. keep in mind though, as someone else said, youll want to rotate which fingers you do the work with. youll notice, if you “curl” each finger up seperately, starting with the pinky finger up to the index, that each finger will activate different muscles in your forearm. creating a “forearm imbalance” would just be silly, so make sure you rotate those fingers.
further, i could see it being pretty hard to do pull/chin ups with only the ring and pinky fingers, or at least would take some building up to. i would suggest this:
do them in pairs of 1+3 and 2+4.
if anyone plays guitar, im sure youve come across drills that use pairings like this, theres a reason for it- apparently makes the forearm more efficient.
as far as thumb goes, i would use them in the grip, theres a reason we have them.[/quote]
Great idea, though I just tried both combos and couldn’t do either.
I’m thinking maybe build up to it by using a full grip with one hand and a partial grip with the other?
In addition to finger pullups, you could also try towel chinups. Just throw a towel over the bar, grab on, and try to pull yourself up. Sounds simple, but it hits the fingers and forearms like no other.[/quote]
Those are great! I tore up a few trying it out. Kept at it for a while but it really messed up my hands…
Guess the best thing to do is just man up and stick to it this time.