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Pull-Up Specialization

Starting 3 weeks ago i started a pull-up specialization routine because it’s a great exercise but i could on get 5. by the end of this week i am up to 9 so i’m pretty happy but i have sort of platued

here is what i’ve been doing discussbodybuilding.com/m_387807/mpage_1/tm.htm

anyway it seems my best results were when i did 2 days in a row, took a day off, and came back. i got upto 9 that day but when i did 3 days in a row (and actually the 2nd of that 3 days) i went back down to 8 and now this morning i got 9 again but my second set was only 4 instead of the usual 5 on the second set. so what do u think i should do? the plan was to keep increasing frequency until it got to 6x a week with pull downs too but it seems thats a lot for my body, i’m really not sure if i should just push through or what.

any suggestions would be appreciated

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460273

Thanks for that, I’ll read it when i get back from work

any suggestions on what i should do with finishing my current program? it’s supposed to go through 6 weeks and i’m just not sure how much i should do in the next 3

[quote]fartmonkey64 wrote:
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460273[/quote]

Thats for CHIN ups…

CHIN up = Palms FACING you so your biceps come into it.

PULL up = Palms FACING away from you so your biceps are mostly taken out of it.

[quote]Corkonian wrote:
fartmonkey64 wrote:
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460273

Thats for CHIN ups…

CHIN up = Palms FACING you so your biceps come into it.
PULL up = Palms FACING away from you so your biceps are mostly taken out of it.
[/quote]

yea actually i was just about to comment that the article is for chin ups and i’m talking about pull ups

The same principles apply, just pronate your hands.

well, I’m pretty sure you can modify it to pull-ups