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Old 06-10-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by RogueDynamics View Post

It is basically a modified 3 Month Muscle Building workout. Perhaps including pullups 3 times a week would give me the results I'm looking for? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Sure wouldn't hurt. Make a goal to add at least one pullup each week. In a few months your pullups strength should be greatly improved.

Here is an approach I used back in the day.

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Density Training

If you are unable to perform more than several pull ups at one time, set aside the conventional rep and set approach and instead use density training. Density training is performed like this:

* Timed Duration. Density training is timed. Start with 5 minute density periods, and eventually work up to 10 minutes if you can. Time yourself using a cell phone or clock.
* Forget “Sets”. Instead of focusing on sets, you will try to do as many pull ups as possible in the allotted time period. These reps do not have to be singles. Perform as many reps as you would like, and then rest until you feel like you will be able to perform another rep or two.
* Progress. Each week try to perform at least one more rep during the allotted time period.

For example, let’s say you can only perform 5 reps in 5 minutes during week one. Each week you try for more, adding reps when possible. After 10 weeks you find that you are now able to perform 12 reps in 5 minutes.

This might not seem like a significant improvement, but if you continue to improve one rep at a time, sooner or later you will be able to perform standard sets of 5 to 10 reps.
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