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Pull Us & Chins Towards Assistance Totals


#1

Hey Jim & all,

I was looking over Leader/Anchor threads and haven’t come across this yet.

Do chins/pull ups in between pressing sets count towards the assistance totals?

For instance, if I were to do 3/5/1 and did 7 reps of chins in between each set, would that be 21 reps towards a 25-50 rep total for assistance?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


#2

What do you think?
Did you or did you not do 21 reps?


#3

I’m not incapable of addition. My thought process is that the chins in between pushing used to be a given, assumed. But I’m not sure that’s the case anymore.

So rather than accidentally doubling volume, or leave something out, it would just be smarter to ask.


#4

They count.


#5

They count.


#6

Hey Jim,

Thank you for the response! It’s much appreciated. As is the insane amount of hours and hard work you’ve put into educating people.

I’ve put together a leader/anchor program that I would love to get your opinion on, if you happen to find the time. I think I’ve followed what I’ve read pretty well in terms of Main/Supplemental pairing, and assistance totals.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QZ_OfYSubio2Pxuo-bgn9fCXYaKxIfMZB161mLhCRXI/edit?usp=sharing

Any feedback would be awesome.

Either way, thank you for all that you do!


#7

Here is a PDF if that is easier.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxggg-0PKLgOamdmeUtZSy15WEE/view?usp=sharing