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    Pull ups

    Should i behable to do pull ups?

    i can only do 4 reps then im gone lol, how do you get to behable to do more reps when doing pull ups?

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    Re: Pull ups

    Might not work for you, but this is the way I do it. When I started back I could only do about 5 good reps, to me that's not even worth getting on the bar and doing them.

    I start out with lat pulldowns, since it's pretty much the same motion as a pullup. I started out doing sets of 10-12, and gradually increased the weight every couple of weeks. I also concentrated on other back moves but the pulldowns were the key.

    It's not going to happen over night it takes time, but when I got strong enough on the lat pulldowns I migrated back to doing pullups. By this time I was to doing 10 solid reps, and from there I just kept doing the pullups every week increasing the reps or adding weight.

    Again this might not work for you, but it has served me well over the years.

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    Re: Pull ups

    there it is.

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    Re: Pull ups

    pull ups are hard for a lot of people. just practice them and you will get better at them

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    Re: Pull ups

    You should be able to do at least 20........J/K Like everyone said it takes time. You just don't get under the bar and squat 300 lbs do you???

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    Re: Pull ups

    Just keep working on it buddy. Every time you work them, strive for just one more.

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    Re: Pull ups

    and as time will come u will be able to do more as long as ur eating right and training hard

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    Re: Pull ups

    I could only do like 3 a month ago but just practice each time you do back. I do 5 sets every single one to failure and now I'm up to 12.

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