Would you mind sharing your thoughts on this subject?
During covid 19 I went all in on Beat the Apocalypse 1 & 2 and made great progress in both strength and movement optimization on the prescribed exercises.
However, the chinup has always been the one exercise I just cant seem to excel at. At first I thoughts my lats were just weak (I’m also having trouble keeping them engaged during deadlifts). But on rowing exercises there is no issue at all and I can row fairly heavy weights. I still only get mini lat pumps at most during all lat exercises.
I’m guessing the reason why I’m struggling at making progress in chinups is because I can’t properly recruit them in vertical pulling exercises. I always get this weird sensation that my brain just wants to use the biceps and leave the lats alone (I did get massive bicep growth from this program just by doing chinups).
I also fatigue really quickly on chinups but it feels more like neurological fatigue than physical fatigue. Like my brain just wants me to stop the movement and if I try to push through it becomes awkward.
Have you experienced this before with yourself or your clients? Any feedback would be appreciated if you can spare the time.