Cfa-any suggestions on how to do more pull-ups?

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  1. Caddyboy

    Caddyboy Member

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    Can anyone suggest the best way to increase my pull-up output? Right now I seem to be stuck on 7, although dad just put up the bar in the basement 2 weeks ago. I try to max out my push-ups(right now I am at :confused:40) and sit-ups(55) twice a day. Lastly, how much time do I have to prepare for the CFA? Thanks for your advice!
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Try some "negative" pull-ups.

    Start with your chin above the bar and lower yourself as slowly as possible.

    http://youtu.be/pfXuohjylwI
     
  3. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Abdominal and High Lat work...do lat pulldowns and high rope pulls (look it up; difficult to explain in text) and incorporate your workouts with hanging leg raises for your lower abs and med ball crunches on a decline for your upper abdominals. Pushups just come with practice and endurance.
     
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    My DS, USMA '15, hit a wall on pull-ups. We tried a lot of things but what finally worked was I purchased one of those pull-up bars that locked onto his bedroom doorway. The deal was he couldn't go in or out of his room without doing the max pull-ups he could do. Within two weeks we were not worrying about pull-ups. Lots of repititions, good old-fashioned reps. Good Luck!
     
  5. kinnem

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    All good suggestions. One more would be cross-train. My DS started doing "rock" wall climbing as a way to increase his pullups while doing something that was fun. Seemed to work for him. :thumb: Oh yeah - he ran the two miles to the club and ran back afterwards.
     
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    I don't have a specified workout or anything for pull ups. I just do reps whenever I can. Right now, I can do around 14 pull ups. I haven't really tried to see how many I can currently do because I usually do my pull ups super slow to get a better workout.
     
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    The best way to do more pull ups, is doing more pull ups. When ever you have a chance, do as many as you can. Within a couple of weeks you can double your performance. When I started I was doing 8. After buying a pull up bar and three weeks of training I can now do well over 15.
     
  10. TheChicagoan

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    That sounds like a great idea Tail-Dragon! I actually might do that with the pull-up bar I have above my room door right now. Luckily, I still have a long time to really-prep for the CFA.

    -TheChicagoan
     
  11. Caddyboy

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    Thank you for all the great suggestions. I know one thing, it takes hard work and I am up for the challenge! Good luck to everyone as the process moves forward.
     

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