ways to increase pull up /chin up?

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  1. XxaemaeThxX White Belt

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    Hi guys, any fellow guys in here that weight train have any tips on increasing pull ups or chin ups? I've always been able to increase my bench or dead lift or other generic lifts like that, by simply increasing the weight , but always struggled with pull ups /chin ups. I'm currently plateaued around 8-10 reps, I'm also 5'10 185lbs, so I'm not exactly light and carry some extra weight (though I'm mostly muscular) but I'm sure that isn't helping.
     
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  2. kevo1295 Brown Belt

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    Do weighted reps with a progressive overload. Body-weight pull ups will become much easier afterwards. Add them on days when you train your back.
     
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  3. gspieler Red Belt

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    Grease the groove training, or something similar. Volume is the key IMO. You want to do more pull-ups? Then do more pull-ups.
     
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    how often are you doing pull-ups?
     
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    Are you doing negatives? Isometrics at various points of the movement?

    Do you flex your entire body when you are doing the exercise?
     
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  6. Lastofthemohican Orange Belt

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    Pyramid definitely works.

    1 pullup, drop shake off
    2 pullups, drop shake off
    3 pullups etc...

    Go as high as you can each time you do this exercise. Over a 3 month period my former colleague was an absolute pullup machine doing this. Like a previous poster said repetition is key. I would strongly advise against adding weight unless you're bodybuilding. If you're trying to achieve high reps then this method works 100%
     
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    Check out Recon Ron.
     
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  8. pokerandbeer Green Belt

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    do a day of weighted chins 5-6 reps alternated with 2-3 reps 3 sets and another day of BW chins 3xmax reps
     
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