Pull ups

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  1. Mark Chisholm

    Mark Chisholm Administrator

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    I agree with mixing it up with weights. Funny though, I didn't buy the vest. I wear a backpack and stuff it with weights and pyramid. The funny part is I don't skimp on spending money for things that I will use, but this isn't one?

    I did 43 pull ups the week of my 43rd b day and video taped it. It was a bet at work. Can't say they all looked pretty but my chin went above the bar for sure .
     
  2. TimBr

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    I could do 43 pullups in a week, if you gave me two weeks to do it.
     
  3. cory

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    Lets see the vid!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Mark Chisholm

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    Calling me out Cory? I'll look for it. Was 2 years ago now.
     
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    As we get older guys, just be very careful about pullups and your elbow tendons. VERY easy to develop tendon problems from them. Not saying not to do them, just follow a good program.
     
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  6. cory

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    Mark, if you can't locate it, we can wait for the vid of 45 on your 45th!
     
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  7. Mark Chisholm

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    I can't yet, but I will check the external drive. It's not that good anyway :nocausagracia:
     
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    Any of you guys remember when Teufelberger had a pull up comp at TCI Expo? That was my idea. Not everyone liked it but some guys did it everyday. At the end of day 2 Lars made me come by and try to beat the 2 day winner. He told me the guy did like 30 pull ups. I did 2 more just to try to win and then he said that the other guy could have another go to try to top me and did 1 more than that. It was good stuff, but I smacked Lars for not telling me that he could go again :cool:
     
  9. cory

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    You got hustled!
     
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    Erik the Red. Lars the Hustler.
     
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    Im going for a new thing for me. Its called the 1000 pullup challange. 1000 pullups in 10 days. Did the first 100 today. We will see if i benefite from it.
     
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    @andrus kokerov; Even if the only benefit is that the ladies can't keep their hands off of you.
     
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    Haha good one! The bad thing is that i may not fit trough tight crothes in trees cause my shoulders get to wide.
     
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    Haha funny Andrus and, hello all. I just started to do some pull ups as well...I'm taking a "not too much pain" approach right now. About a week ago I started with whatever was easy to do and I've worked my way up to 9 today. Whoever mentioned form, good call, thanks for bringing it up. To go along with that, form, the fellow that mentioned the tendon damage, Chris_girard very interesting, never would I have thought. I don't an official diagnosis but, I'm definitely having some chronic problems with the tendon that is in the funny bone area. If anyone has advice concerning that I would lice to hear it.
     
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    The infamous elbow pain... Tragic,stop one handing the 020 so far out from your body for like a week,usually helps me. I put the pull ups aside and pick different ways to get my curl sets out of the way in a manner that doesn't piss off my elbow inflammation,i still do shoulders and back but just not so much pull-ups,and im talkin the real chin up version.it's in the same spot too,really flares up when a pruning cut comes off hard and smack it on the tree some how....
     
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    Box jump pull ups.. they may look silly but activate more of you're fast twitch muscles and do a # on you're cardio. that was a good training tool back in the motocross days, but basically always keep the body guessing by mixing it up and don't fall into any routine for too long.
     
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