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Pullups 4x10 a Way of Progression


my routine states that I should do 4 sets 10 reps of weighted pullups.

for now my max is (only bodyweight): 9 reps, 7 reps, 5 reps, 5 reps

so should I wait and try to add reps each workout till I get all 10, 10, 10, 10 and then start to adding weight and get sth like 10, 9, 8, 7 and next time 10,10,10,8 etc. and up weight again when i reach 10,10,10,10

is that correct way of progression?

and 2nd question: if I do pullups as my 3rd back exercise (after dl and row) is that normal that my pullups progress a lot slower /sometimes even stall (while I progress on deadlift/rows) ?


did you pick a program that is suitable for your current level of ability???


..... yes, the 3rd exercise of any body part would be the slowest to progress. I know that if I deadlifted and then rowed, i'd be pretty tired for pullups afterwards.


That's the way I would do it - get up to 10 reps for 4 sets, then add weight.

If you're doing pullups last in your workout, they'll be slower to improve.


Which routine? Who designed it?

In the last four months, you must've started ten different "how's this routine"-type of threads talking about ten different routines. I'd put money down that you're mindfucking yourself into non-progress. You need to be on a program written by a qualified coach and you need to stick with it, to the letter, for several months.

That'd be the way to do it, yep.

Very normal. Don't sweat it unless you start regressing in pull-up strength a few workouts in a row.