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i know climbers are warped and all...but sheesh...

 

so you wonder is that the median or the average? Cuz you look at the obesity figures and my bet is that its where the bell shape really does fall...

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U can di half a pull up grin.gif I have sworn to try and do one every time I walk in the gym....maybe in a few months I will beable to do one and a half grin.gif

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MUFFY!!! Walk straight over to a lat-pull machine put 70% of your weight on that and goddamm start pulling until failure...time how long it took to do that, then rest 3 times that length and repeat!!!! cantfocus.gifevils3d.gifcantfocus.gif

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RuMR said:

MUFFY!!! Walk straight over to a lat-pull machine put 70% of your weight on that and goddamm start pulling until failure...time how long it took to do that, then rest 3 times that length and repeat!!!! cantfocus.gifevils3d.gifcantfocus.gif

thumbs_up.gifeveryday???

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Put two days of rest in between your work days...Key is to go until that burn just cooks you between your blades...you have to get to failure...do this for 2 months and i GUARANTEE you that you'll be able to pop significantly more than 1 body weight pullup...keep increasing the weight if you can do more than 10 reps in a set...

 

I think a climber oughta be able to crack 10 pullups off w/ no sweat as a minimum.... confused.gif

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RuMR said:

 

I think a climber oughta be able to crack 10 pullups off w/ no sweat as a minimum.... confused.gif

 

Maybe so. Although the Doctor has heard that some people compensate with the ... how you say? The, the what is this, the "teckneek"?

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RuMR said:

Put two days of rest in between your work days...Key is to go until that burn just cooks you between your blades...you have to get to failure...do this for 2 months and i GUARANTEE you that you'll be able to pop significantly more than 1 body weight pullup...keep increasing the weight if you can do more than 10 reps in a set...

 

I think a climber oughta be able to crack 10 pullups off w/ no sweat as a minimum.... confused.gif

I will give it a shot.. thumbs_up.gif

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fern said:

watch out if your elbows start to tweak though!

 

That just means you have to drop 10lbs!!

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Dr_Flash_Amazing said:

RuMR said:

Whatever...key to superior footwork is TO PULL HARDER... evils3d.gif

 

Yeah, what's the saying again? Climb harder, not smarter?

 

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I remember back when sharma came on the scene and everyone and their brother was dissin' his shoddy footwork...then he goes and puts down some serious slab routes...shoddy footwork my ass!!! He's got "sufficient" footwork... yellaf.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gif

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14.5 months ago when I started climbing I could only do one pull up!!!!

 

Last week I knocked off 21, and 12 with just my middle and ring fingers!

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RuMR said:

Whatever...key to superior footwork is TO PULL HARDER... evils3d.gif

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i agree- without guns you are nothing but jack shit and jack just left town. technique doesn't mean fuck all. have to be able to lock off. fucking fat wankers everywhere. pitty.gif

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right on.. if Rumr and GK say I will climb harder with big guns I will do it thumbs_up.gif

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Muffy - make sure you warm your shoulders up a bit before hitting the weights or doing pullups. Also think about initiating the pull up with the muscles in the mid-back. Don't just pull down hard with your arm/shoulder muscles. This is how I tweaked my rotator cuff. I'd hate to see you sit on the sidelines...

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ehmmic said:

Muffy - make sure you warm your shoulders up a bit before hitting the weights or doing pullups. Also think about initiating the pull up with the muscles in the mid-back. Don't just pull down hard with your arm/shoulder muscles. This is how I tweaked my rotator cuff. I'd hate to see you sit on the sidelines...

WILL DO grin.gif THANKS thumbs_up.gif

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Shameless chestbeat story:

 

When I was in the fifth grade living on an American base over in England, we still had to do the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. At any rate, I was a real skinny kid back then (some say I still am). So, you'd think military brats would be in shape. Well, when it was time to do the pull ups test, all the bully-type kids who always thought they were hot stuff would make for the bar and, hanging there, barely manage to eke out one measly pull up. Often, they couldn't even do one. So, up steps me and with will power like no other, I knock out....

 

.....five.

 

There's an epilogue (actually two) to the story but it would entail even more chestbeating, so I'll spare you that.

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This fall in the valley Alex H. told me, with his german accent,"When you can climb .14s then you can do many .12 crack pitches. . . it is good to have extra power."

 

How's that for a chest beat.

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ehmmic said:

Muffy - make sure you warm your shoulders up a bit before hitting the weights or doing pullups. Also think about initiating the pull up with the muscles in the mid-back. Don't just pull down hard with your arm/shoulder muscles. This is how I tweaked my rotator cuff. I'd hate to see you sit on the sidelines...

 

This isn't Pilates, this is weight lifting. Pull down on the damn thing. The muscles you don't want to use are your legs, abs, back, and jaw-clenching muscles! You're not going to have a choice which muscles of your arm to use or not!

If you want to avoid injury start slow, and add no more than 15% per week. Alternate pulling down behind your head every once and a while. Sometimes use a wide grip for those underused lower traps. Then do some dips or tripcep curls to balance it out. And stretch your arms and neck when done.

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michael_layton said:

This isn't Pilates, this is weight lifting. Pull down on the damn thing. The muscles you don't want to use are your legs, abs, back, and jaw-clenching muscles! You're not going to have a choice which muscles of your arm to use or not!

If you want to avoid injury start slow, and add no more than 15% per week. Alternate pulling down behind your head every once and a while. Sometimes use a wide grip for those underused lower traps. Then do some dips or tripcep curls to balance it out. And stretch your arms and neck when done.

 

Yeah, maybe it is weightlifting, but poor technique is poor technique and injuries suck. So Muffy initiate the movement with your mid back to support your shoulders. Use your shoulder muscles to complete the pull up, lower with control and hey throw in the abs for support of your back too.

 

Mike - you trying to fill your patient roster?

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Distel32 said:

14.5 months ago when I started climbing I could only do one pull up!!!!

 

Last week I knocked off 21, and 12 with just my middle and ring fingers!

nice work! thumbs_up.gif

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