I’ve read Poliquin’s back to basics no more geek back training. I’ve always sucked at pull ups and have always thought it to be one of the marks of true upper body strength to be able to do them.
Here’s the deal. I can do one good chin. I want to be able to do 34 consecutive chin ups or pull ups by my 34th birthday, which is May 27th.
anyone ever pursue this program to improve their chinning and if so, do you have any pointers?[/quote]
I live on this shit, Pull-ups and Chin-ups. I post my workout on the, over thirty lifers, under “Need for Speed”. I really do have to say, you hear some people are doing enormous amounts of Chin-ups but their form totally sucks. Heres what I’ve learned Pull-ups are better for the back and form is everything (plan on having some pictures up within a couple days) all the way down no swing and as little body movement as possible. Nothing wrong with resting a bit at the bottom. My workout is for lean so I max out every time. If size in on your agenda maxing at reps of 8 to 10 with multiple sets will do wonders for you. There are many forms of Pull-ups and Chin-ups to work every part of your back, biceps, forearms, shoulders etc. I have them posted and try to describe the crazy ones as best I can. My max to date is 63 total combo of Pull-ups and Chin-ups in a single workout routine. I hope to hit 120 at some point 6 x 20, that is going to take awhile, I am super strict, Although my knees do come up a bit when I struggle for that last one or two reps. Chad Waterbury touches a bit on this in the Muscle Revolution (title of his book) interview with Chris Shugart, Articles Most Recent. Good luck, it take time but well worth the wait.