This is what I’m talking about:
Doing pull ups hard one day and then chin ups hard on another day in one week is taking a toll on where my lat meets my shoulder. I’m taking care not to just bounce off my connective tissues when I reach the bottom already and have not problems with standing presses or OH squats so I’m inclined to think it’s not a mobility issue.
I was thinking I’d sub my pulls up with these. The angle might be easier on my shoulder and at least for a time I was thinking of instead of loading them up for the rep scheme I want I would take advantage of the deload relative to a regular pull up to do a pause in the bottom while still keeping tension in my lats so I’m not just hanging off connective tissue and to strengthen and reinforce the proper mechanics and strengthen that position.
Do y’all have any thoughts regarding my plan? More optimal alternatives? Additional work I could be doing? Questions? Comments?
Even if your rack pull up story has nothing to do with what I intend to use them for I’m still curious.