pull up question

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  1. mmaboog

    mmaboog Blue Belt

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    while doing pull ups, is it better to keep the lats tight when you are descending, or completely relax them and fall into a hang primarily supported by grip strength?
     
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    Better for what?
     
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    keep it tight to help protect your shoulder. at the same time you should be pushing yourself down with your shoulders and triceps.
     
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    Are you being sarcastic? I usually make a controlled drop and then try to pull explosively at the bottom. No injuries as of yet but I'm always interested in hearing injury prevention techniques.
     
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    Negatives...don't under-estimate them.
     
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    better exercise for the back.
     
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    lol
     
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    In that case, doesn't it make sense to do both halves of the exercise? Pull yourself up, and lower yourself down (as opposed to dropping). You probably won't get as many reps as controlled drops, but you'll get the benefit of the negatives.
     

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