CFA Flexed Arm Hang/Pull-Ups

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    g396 New Member

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    I am going to be taking the CFA next year, and I am preparing for it. I noticed that the flexed arm hang is listed for women, but not for men. Do women only have to do the flexed arm hang if they can't do pull ups? Or do they do both no matter what? Should I practice both the arm hang and pull ups?

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    The flexed arm hang is an option only females have. You would only have to do the flexed arm hang if you are unable to complete one pullup up to standards...but keep in mind just one pullup gets you a higher score in that event than if you max out the time for the flexed arm hang. You should do everything that will help you reach at least the average score for pullups (which was 3 for this past year)!!
     
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    Thank you for the information!
     
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    Flexed arm hang is a sign of weakness... you have plenty of time to train so that you can at least do one pull up... just my (female) opinion
     
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    Definitely do the pull ups. Like someone else said, just one scores higher than maxing out on the flexed arm hang. What really helped me was getting a pull up assist; it is elastic and you can attach it to the bar and it helps you up. You can adjust it as you get stronger. Also, do negative pull-ups. Get your body over the bar- jump use a chair whatever. Then, slowly lower your body down as slow as possible. It uses the same muscles and helps you get up to a real pull-up. Lastly, do other back, chest and core exercises. They will help you with pull-ups as well. Mostly it's just muscle memory and hard work. Good luck! I went from 0 pull-ups to 4 doing this.
     
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