If I am running 5/3/1 can I grease the groove with pullups monday-friday for a bit of extra practice in a weak area where I can only do 6-7 max? It wouldn’t be crazy, maybe 10 sets of 2 throughout the day, with extra sets during my Military press workout. I know I am not suppose to customize but I feel like greasing the groove is an excellent way I could increase volume to meet my needs for this exercise without much additional wear and tear on the body in the short term. Thanks
Definitely a reasonable approach, give it a shot.
I believe Jim has said he does upwards of 100 pull ups before he even does a work set of his main lifts, he just doesn’t write it all out in his programs.
I may be massively misrepresenting him though.
In my opinion, doing lots of pull ups, especially submaximal sets, is a good thing and I don’t remember having it interfere with any other work.
@Cardellichio - At one point, either here or on his private forum, Jim wrote out an abbreviated 2 day a week template that had 50 reps of chins worked in to the press/deadlift day.
I’ve been using that for the past two years and it hasn’t hampered either lift at all. I just do 5 chins between each set.
I started about a week ago with this and have moved from sets of 2 to sets of 3 already and alot of my pain and stiffness in my muscles and joints went away and I feel way more athletic and comfortable when I move around, and my actual training sessions actually seemed better because of less pain, which was surprising. Can’t say I would have tried it without someone else agreeing I should, and I am glad I did, so thanks to everyone! Hopefully it keeps working!
I did this. I would do 4 pull-ups every hour on the hour and I did this for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks, I added a chin to make the number 5. I rarely did pull-ups in actual training.
I have now stopped greasing the groove. I can do 20+ pull-ups and now I just do them when I train and I do them weighted and with towels, clocks, and balls to work on grip.