So pullups & its variations are a good compound lift for building some size and strength. What i want to know is how do you guys work them into your programs … ie how often do you do them in a week, set and rep protocols, and variations.
This is what I was doing During the summer:
I had a 4 day split going which was basically my modification of ws4sb, and I was getting 2 different variations in a week, on different days. Day one which was ME bench I went for reps on pullups after the main lift, day two a pullup variation was the main lift and i was usually in the 3-6 rep range with some additional weight.
For the past couple of weeks since I’ve gotten to school I’ve switched to a 3x per week training schedule where i still cycle the 4 different workouts over. I’ve been noticing a bunch of tightness around my shoulders, and a little bit of pain in the muscle between my left scap and spine.
Now I know i havent really given enough info about my routine for anyone to give me any real tips on balance, but another thing im wondering is if you guys think to much pullups could be contributing to this tightness or if i should look to the rest of my program and do some tweaking.
Long post, lemme know what you think