💪🏽Get better at Pull Ups & Chin Ups💪🏽
Rack Pull Up
The Rack Pull Up is an excellent tool as a vertical pull regression because generally, not many people can conquer a pull up on Day 1.
Traditionally, I’ve used tempos and band-assisted pull up variations to help build strength in this position
However, with the Rack Pull Up, I can elicit the same training effect and more importantly build confidence in this position
What makes this vertical pull variation unique is that it forces the feet out front (with a bench) which helps maintain “L” shape position (preventing excessive ribs flaring out and aiding in a more neutral spine position)
🔥I'm starting phase 2 of the Geek God 2.0 program today for the next 8 weeks and I'm super pumped for the new workout routine!😎⤵️
🏋️♂️Some of the key lifts I will be focusing on are weighted pull ups, weighted dips, squats, and incline DB bench press.💪🏼⤵️
🆕Switching up your workout routine is very beneficial to conquering new personal records. It can be as simple as going from a barbell to dumbbells especially if you start to plateau.🥇
⏰Time to get after it!
The itch to compete again and chase that pro card is real 😅
Happy Monday everyone😁 a continuation of my workout from Friday, I did 3 sets of pull ups(recorded 3 but once again 1 set had a bad angle) for 12 reps. When performing pull-ups make sure you’re practicing good form by going all the way down into a dead hang & then back up having your chin above the bar. Trust me you don’t want to get comfortable doing pull ups poorly because the transition to the right way can be very challenging. Basically your goal is to try and pull your chest to the bar. If pull ups are a struggle for you, try hanging on a bar and flexing your serratus anterior a little bit(the muscle that’s on the side of your chest & surface of your ribs) before going into your next set, it could help boost your reps & overall give you a better start in your set. Ironically it’s because your serratus anterior is a muscle that gets neglected from bad form/bad posture that it possibly makes doing the workout harder. Hope this helps in some way for you all. Stay great🤙
Did an amazing collabo workout with @timkropa_sw ! We had such a fun time filming this. I really got challenged to do some of these movements. Tim is really good at what he does and he is so passionate and disciplined in his training. Follow @timkropa_sw and if you're in the Clifton area reach out to him for personal training. He also has a passion for helping others on their fitness journey.
Let me know if anyone wants to collab with me. Send me a message.
Let's Goo!! 💪
So, a two-fold experiment: working on negative pull ups, and working on getting video of my workouts.
I spent more than twenty years hiding from cameras. I'm still extremely camera-shy. My public IG account functions partly as therapy for me. 😳 For some reason, I thought that getting video of myself would be better; I was wrong.... I told my husband, "I look like a freaking drunk waterbug!" -- which led him to ask WTH that is supposed to mean. 🤣
So all I can see is my physical awkwardness and asymmetry. I guess I'll be indefinitely postponing the whole idea of prepping for a bodybuilding competition. 🙁 Oh well, good intentions and all that.
So, here we have second set of #pullups most of which are negatives. My wrists and elbows still are a bit sore from the wonky dumbbells in the #hotelgym so I didn't want to overdo things today. Three sets of pullups in all, followed later by three sets of #chinups (no negatives today) and all kinds of other stuff. It would be nice to be able to do a full set of unassisted pull ups.