exercises that will enable me to do a pullup?

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  1. WaCkO92

    WaCkO92 Guest

    throughout my llife i have never been able to do a pull up or chin up

    are there any exercises (bodyweight and with weights) that can help me do a pull up?
     
  2. Shadow Smurf

    Shadow Smurf White Belt

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    Lat pulldowns until you can support your BW is the only thing I can think of.
     
  3. denske

    denske coolhearts muaythai

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    how much do you weigh?
     
  4. WaCkO92

    WaCkO92 Guest

    hover around 170, my arms seem to be weak compared to the ppl around me
     
  5. hatemail

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    try using one of those bungy things. loop it around the pullup bar. pull it through and make another loop. if your chord is long enough place a foot in the loop and allow it to assist you while doing your reps. in essence this allows you to "take some weight" off while performing your reps. kinda like having someone lifting your feet.

    doing this allows your muscles required for pullups to strengthen doing the actual excercise. soon youll see a significant increase in your bodyweight only pullups.

    ive never been a big fan of machine lat pulldowns. for some reason it never translates to more pullups for me even though my weight increased. doing what i told you helped me go from 15 to 35 within a year.
     
  6. cmburns

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    Negative pullups. Use a chair or something to get yourself up there...then take your legs off and lower yourself as slow as possible. After a while you won't need the chair and you can do 1 full pullup! I use the safety bars on the power rack at the gym.
     
  7. mechanikjoe

    mechanikjoe Orange Belt

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    If you go to a gym, you can use the assisted pullup machines.

    If not, and if you have bungee cords, wrap them around the bar and put your foot in the ends, and then try and do pullups like that. This is how I got my girlfriend able to do full pullups.
     
  8. BJJ in Chicago

    BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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  9. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    just do one or two a day. build up.
     
  10. cmburns

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    Negative pullups worked for me. Probably the easiest to do as long as you have a power cage at your gym.
     
  11. Cyclone Mike

    Cyclone Mike Amateur Fighter

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    try this, buy a pullup bar and put it in the entryway to ur room or ur kitchen. do as many pullups as u can everytime u pass under it.

    u can do this with negative pullups too
    just do a negative pullup everytime u go under.

    once u hit 1 pullup the rest kinda comes.

    i could do 3 pullups at best 2 months ago and doing this i can do about 16 now.
     
  12. jdm_boy

    jdm_boy Black Belt

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    if your arms are weak, work on your biceps. You use a lot of biceps when doing pull up or back exercises
     
  13. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Negatives is my suggestion as well
     
  14. cmburns

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    Correct me if I'm wrong. But I think Chins use a lot of bicep power and pullups use mostly back muscles.
     
  15. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Pull ups use the back more, but they still utilise a decent amount of bicep.

    Curl Vs BO row for example. You need the bicep to contract for both from the ROM, but with the curl other then stabilising the weight, the back doesn't have any involvement.
     
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    I've found that doing pulldowns with a machine with a bar attachment has helped me out a lot.

    I've never tried negatives myself; I usually do 3 or 4 sets to failure of chins or pull ups that is usually 14, 10, 7, 4ish. I'm going to see if i can up my chinup count by doing negatives after my to sets to failure....
     
  17. mayhem203

    mayhem203 Blue Belt

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    just start doing pull ups eventually ull get used to it and will be able to do one
     
  18. TSaL

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    Great info, thanks
     
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    I bought a pull up bar for my bedroom doorway recently because I needed help in this area. There are a couple videos on youtube that show you how to do different things with it.

    I've only had it for a month and have improved a ton. Because it's always there, I can just jump on it whenever. I love it :)
     

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