This is something interesting!
And it struck me right after that hearty, starchy meal of POTATOES and CHEESE, and right now I’m so relaxed momentum and/or pull-ups, or any sort of exercise other than getting my ass off the chair and into the bed is not on my mind.
It will later, but not now.
The tiger BE Ready to rest!
But anyway, pull-ups.
I’ve often spoken about and railed against why KIPPING, despite being promoted by the pundit-shundits, experts-sh-em-experts, gym goers, Crossfitters and many others alike is not only NOT good when doing pull-ups, but it can also seriously impact your gains in the long term in this great exercise if you keep doing it that way
If you do it to “try” and never do it again?
But most people get addicted to the “rush” and “kick” (literally) and keep doing ‘em that way to feed their numbers and stoke their EGOS.
Truth is, you do NOT use momentum of ANY NATURE from the lower body while doing pull-ups right bro
Truth is you don’t use the legs at all.
You don’t even (preferably) bend them as it taught. Sure, you CAN do em that way, but advanced pull-ups mean your legs remain STRAIGHT and do NOT generate any momentum while being straight – and this is mentioned in both Battletank Shoulders – and Pull-ups - - from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS!
But there IS momentum that cannot be avoided, especially with higher reps.
Not the “do one and do five kind”, though thats great.
It’s upper body momentum.
Many people have written in about this in the past too.
“Rahul, when doing high rep pull-ups, I tend to “swing a bit””).
Indeed you DO, Jack . . .
Now, I dont mean swing uncontrollably.
But if you’re doing pull-ups QUICKLY, up an down, up and down, up and DOWN ... you’ll soon find out one thing if you’re doing ‘em right, chin over bar each time.
That you will generate some sort of momentum and a wee bit of swinging unless you do ‘em SLOW (which is how you should learn ‘em, and how I advocate you learn them in “Pull-ups - - from DUD to STUD within WEEKS!” - and yes, THIS course is a must along with Shoulders like Boulders! Before you invest in the two advanced courses above).
Or you can invest now, but DO the thing per the elementary courses first, and then advanced.
Elementary, I know.
But you’ be surprised at how many people miss the boat on that one.
Jumping straight to advanced does NOT work. You gotta BUILD a solid foundation first.
And back to advanced pull-ups, I’ve said in the book they work the entire body (workout wise) and give you EXCELLENT cardio.
This second bit STUNS most people, but as you’ll see in the advanced book, it’s VERY much possible!
Yes, you can get a super cardio workout doing an exercise which barely taxes the legs unless you’re doing Swami pull-ups, and even then, you dont move the legs.
Position, but not force!
And while doing advanced pull-ups, you WILL generate momentum, but it’s from the lats and armpits.
I’d still say minimize the swinging, but to a certain extent you’ll see it’s unavoidable.
And that, my friend, is the takeaway from THAT.
See how you can implement them into your own training.
PS – If you’re the “Value grab” sort – make sure to pick up the compilations on pull-ups and other upper body workouts that together will build an Adnois like (or “female equivalent” I can’t remember the name now!) body - - and GRIZZLY like strength to boot -
Have ... AT!