Looking to increase the number reps you can get through in a set? Well check this video out by TheBarAthlete posted on youtube. For this workout you will have to do 3 – 6 sets of the following exercises:
Wide Pull Ups
Regular Pull Ups
Kipping Pull Ups
10x Negative Pull Ups
10x Negative Chin Ups
and Max Back Rows
So check out the video below then give it a try. Don’t forget to record your process.
The AeroPilates Pull Up Bar accessory is constructed of a sturdy steel frame with grip padding. This unit is easily attached and detached from the Stamina Reformer making it a great addition to you Pilates workout routine.
We stumbled across this book over on Amazon while looking up some stand alone pull up bars. This book by Al Kavadlo titled Raising the Bar: The Definitive Guide to Pull-up Bar Calisthenicssubscribes to the philosophy that you don’t need a fancy gym memberships and fancy equipment to get that sexy upper body you have been wanting. All you need a a simple pull up bar.
According to the overview this book breaks down every pull up bar exercise there is, taking you through step by step so that you can reach your goal.
Here are some experts in the field are saying about the Raising the Bar – “This book has the power to transform you into the ultimate bar athlete.” -Paul “Coach” Wade, author of Convict Conditioning. ”With Raising the Bar Al Kavadlo has put forth the perfect primal pull-up program. Al’s progressions and demonstrations make even the most challenging exercises attainable. Anyone who is serious about pull-ups should read this book.” -Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint
Looking to build up those ab muscles? Well check out this video we found on youtube courtesy of InciteFitness showing up 10 ab exercises we can do with the stand alone pull up bar. The video is from 2010 but the exercises are still relevant. Enjoy…:)
A few months ago we featured the Stamina 1690 Power Tower.
And at that time on it was one of the more popular stand alone pull up bars available. A few months later we decided to check up on the 1690 to see if it is still liked by most and with 4.5 star rating and 137 reviews it is.
Some of the reviews from customers who bought the 1690 are:
“The materials are very high quality and it looks very good once assembled. ”
“Simple to use, simple to put together”
“Excellent, versatile equipment for the bodyweight enthusiast on a budget”
The Stamina 1690 Power Tower not only is not only good for pull ups/chin ups but can offer you a total body work out.
Wow now this was a interesting article that was posted on the New York Time by TARA PARKER-POPE regarding women and Pull Ups.
A study was done at the University of Dayton take took 17 women and trained them for 3 days a week for 3 days to be able to do pull ups. And the results where a little surprising only 4 of the 17 were able to do the pull ups.
“We honestly thought we could get everyone to do one,” said Paul Vanderburgh, a professor of exercise physiology and associate provost and dean at the University of Dayton, and an author of the study. But Vanderburgh said the study and other research has shown that performing a pull-up requires more than simple upper-body strength. Men and women who can do them tend to have a combination of strength, low body fat and shorter stature. During training, because women have lower levels of testosterone, they typically develop less muscle than men, Vanderburgh explained. In addition, they can’t lose as much fat. Men can conceivably get to 4 percent body fat; women typically bottom out at more than 10 percent.So no matter how fit they are, women typically fare worse on pull-up tests. But Vanderburgh notes that some men struggle, too, particularly those who are taller or bigger generally or have long arms. This is related to an interesting phenomenon: if you compare a smaller athlete to an athlete who has the same exact build but is 30 percent bigger, the bigger athlete will be only about 20 percent stronger, even though he has to carry about 30 percent more weight.“We’re a combination of levers; that’s how we move,” Vanderburgh said. “Generally speaking, the longer the limb, the more of a disadvantage in being able to do a pull-up. I look at a volleyball player and wouldn’t expect her to be able to do a pull-up, but I know she’s fit.”
Thanks to TARA PARKER-POPE for posting this article. And at the end of the day the battle of the sexes continues and being a short male does have its advantages .