Funny you should mention that about the toes.
This morning I tried them again, with my feet locked under a rail. I noticed I was pushing my toes back, but the wall was too far behind so I sat a plate against the wall so I had something to push against.
Not only could I complete 10 full ROM reps (small band assisted), but I felt it more in my upper hammies, glutes and calves - and no cramping feeling at all.
The gym owner tells me he’s moving the rail - bummer. I might rig something up at home.[/quote]
Home doorway chinup bar setup low to the ground wrapped in a towell. A towel/cushion to kneel on.
Could set up another doorway chinup bar a little higher up to use as an anchor point for bands.
Natural GHR are a hell of a lot harder then those performed on the specialised rigs in my experience.
- you could skip the second chin up bar and simply use an explosive pushup to get yourself back up.
- if you still want to train in the gym - try doing them on the lat pulldown machine… and hey presto you have an instant variable assistance method too.
When using this method I really exagerate the pulling into the back of the neck and actively locking out the hips.