Irishpride<3 wrote:I'm terribad at both chin-ups and pull ups.
I've yet to complete a set of 15 (complete full extensions)...
Is there some kind of trick to it? I can curl 16KG fine, and I don't weight that much (80KG) so I really should be able to do more. I normally give it a go toward the end of the workout when I'm really tired, which probably doesn't help
Wide arm chin ups are the hardest thing i've had to force myself to do at the gym, i do full extension, no less and always have done full extension. I see too many guys at the gym doing it halfway and thats just cheating IMO. All i can say is stick with it, i usually start with chins or do them mid way, never finish cos it just takes so much strength to do a good set. I also find i have to discipline my legs too, so i just keep them straight and cross my ankles over to make sure, a lot of guys i see use leg momentum to push out that last couple reps, again cheating IMO.
Do you chin to both the chest and the back? I can manage, depending if i've eaten at the right time, 5 sets of 6/7 reps and the last set is going to failure. Going to failure is probably the best way to progress in any muscle strength building, at least in my case anyway. If i don't push to failure, it just doesn't feel like i've worked out.
Another thing, grip will usually fail before your arms and back do on chin ups, you can get some handy grips that wrap around the bar and support from the wrist, i used them in the early days and it REALLY helped. They're nothing technical, just a wide band with a loop at one end.
But just remember, chins are one of the hardest things to do at the gym, some of the biggest built guys at my gym can't even do one. They can bench a fucktonne, curl kg after kg after kg, can't do a fucking chin tho
Just stick at them, don't worry about how many you're doing, as long as you reach failure. It can take weeks/months to progress.
Irishpride<3 wrote:You know you've had a good workout when you're in the shower afterwards and you go to put the shampoo in your hair and you need to swing your arms for momentum to get it to your head, haha
ha ha yeah, just taking a t-shirt off is a challenge in itself :lol;