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December 19, 2010

pull-ups are one of the hardest and best exercises you can do. being able to pull up your own body weight shows where your physical capabilities are.

so… beginners try just holding your body weight first.  more advanced people, 12 is mastery.  i’m at 6 full pull-up’s and 1 fake-out.  hey, i’m 6’7″ and 240 pounds.

no excuses. all progress is to be celebrated.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ms. Simplis permalink
    December 20, 2010 3:55 am

    Byron! 6’7 really? Anyways, I have tried to do pull ups before and I thought I was going to pull my arm out of the sockets…Lawwwd have mercy! Do you have any tips?

  2. December 20, 2010 2:57 pm

    I loathe pull ups! LOL!! Have not mastered ONE on my own. Can do assisted pull ups which still has great benefits too. I’ll get there one day!

  3. December 20, 2010 4:53 pm

    Hi LeShawn and Shaune!

    Yep. Pull-ups are no joke. Shaune, you started us off like an expert. In my opinion, the Pull-down Machine is the best start. It’s the reverse of a pull-up and prepares the arm for heavy weight.

    Also, the Chin and Dip Machine, Resistance Band Pull-up (my favorite), and the Modified (also called Negative) Pull-up will help you.

    LeShawn, the normal build rate is the addition of 1 every couple of weeks. Don’t rush it though.

    We’ll all get there.

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