Hey guys, new to the forum and wanted some expert advice on how I can improve my pull up figures.
The workout regimen I’m following is a 3-day split (Pull, Push, Legs) with a 1-day rest between cycles (hope I’m explaining this OK). On Pull days (which are every 4 days) the workout plan asks me to do 4x6reps of pull ups.
Problem is, I’ve been following this Push/pull/legs workout regimen for a month now and, although I can do 9 on the first set, I can still only do 3 proper reps on the last set. For the last 2 weeks it’s been the same old story:
Set 1: 9
Set 2: 7
Set 3: 5
Set 4: 3
On Set 3, after completing 5 proper reps, I’ve been doing one negative just to get to 6 reps in total. Similarly, on Set 4, I’ve been following up those 3 proper reps with 3 negatives.
Point is, though, that I’ve not made any progress in the last 2 weeks. Should I do just 6 reps on the first set and see if that improves my maximum on the 4th? Is that a sensible way to train for someone who wants to build muscle? It seems anathema to me to reign in the rep count on the first set when I know I can do 3 more proper reps; I always go to failure on each set or, at least, go until I feel I can’t do another rep without losing the correct form. However, I’m unhappy with the progress I’m making with pull ups so I feel like maybe something needs to change.
Of course, the lack of progress could all come down to diet, lack of sleep or something else, but if you guys have any training advice I’d love to hear it.