Pull ups

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Jan 30, 2015 11:31pm
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I can do push ups like 10 and only under pressure otherwise I suck at it what can I do a friend told me pull ups helped a lot with shoulders and back muscles ?? Is it true? How am I supposed to do a pull up if I can barely push my own weight

31 Jan
If you struggle with pushups you will struggle even more with pull ups. Building strength takes awhile you need to constantly push yourself. You have to convince your mind to keep pushing or your body will just give up.
31 Jan
31 Jan
To do pull ups u need strong lattisimus dorsi muscle which is a huge back muscle and also goes under ur arms. U can do chin ups the work ur biceps more but will also strengthen ur back muscle do that u can do pull ups. Chin ups are easier than pull ups. To increase ur push-up number stars on ur knees and keep practicing. Also do things to strengthen ur arms especially ur triceps like planks, mountain climbers, tricep dips
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Jan 30, 2015 11:38pm
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That is not true u can only pull up if u have upper body strength and u get upper body strength by doing push-ups, ab workouts, and arm workouts.
30 Jan
But pull ups look sexy so what do I do weights or
30 Jan
Yes they do look sexy but u must have lots of upper body strength. U can do those excercises they give u strength .
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Jan 31, 2015 1:57am
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Wall pushups then pushups against something Elevated like a table or chair. Then pushups on your knees,  then regular pushups. The idea is to gradually increase the amount of body weight you are pushing. Takes time but all good things do :-)

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Jan 31, 2015 3:34am
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Something else that might help...
Pushup Program - Week 1 (5 Days)
Pushup Program - Week 2  (5 Days)
This is only the first 2 weeks of an 8 week program. I have all 8 made in my created workouts and am trying it myself. Take the test before you start and after you finish the program so you can see the improvement.
Pushup Program Test (2 Min). Found something similar on the Army Physical Fitness Test site on line.
Another workout I made that could help Pullup Progression.

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Jan 31, 2015 7:16am
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Have a partner help you with the raising part by pushing you up from your knees and then have them let go and come down slowly in a controlled way.. This will start building strength till you can do on your own! Hope this helps :)

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Jan 31, 2015 9:13am
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Some gyms have the assisted pull up machines.   If not just keep working on your push ups.  And add dips also.

31 Jan
Lat machine could help as well
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Feb 8, 2015 10:10pm
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Ok

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