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Horizontal and Vertical Pulling


#1

@CT I have done 2 10 day cycles of yours and have had fantastic results. Thank you. I am wondering how you incorporate horizontal and or vertical pulling into your 10 day cycles or how you incorporate them into your workouts in general. Cheers :slight_smile:


#2

IMO, if you are doing a combo of either High Pulls, Front Squats, Snatch Variation(s), Deadlifts, you don't really need horizontal pulling.

as for Vertical Pulling, a few months back CT told me that a good way to build vertical pulling muscles (lats), you can do 3 sets of pull ups after every session, building up to 3 sets before AND after every session -just make sure you only do submaximal loads (avoid failure by 2-3 reps every set).

i'm doing modified close grip chin ups to hit my biceps, using the frequency/loading as described above, and i'm really noticing a difference in arm size :slight_smile: (.5-.6 inches in 3 weeks so far) it also means you can hit lats/biceps without having to factor in another workout into your week/cycle