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chris mason
10-05-2004, 05:26 PM
Just what it said.


http://www.wannabebig.com/vids/Chris%20-%20Chins%20-%2090x3.mov

bill
10-05-2004, 05:48 PM
Chris you had @ least one more. Great strength.

BigNic
10-05-2004, 06:24 PM
i love weighted pullups/chins. Great excercise for back

SalahG
10-05-2004, 06:26 PM
Nice chins Masonator.

JTyrell710
10-05-2004, 07:02 PM
hahaha masonator..

--refresh me what your bodyweight is again?

chris mason
10-05-2004, 07:27 PM
213-215 for the time being. I plan to fatten back up to 220-225 :D .

chris mason
10-05-2004, 07:30 PM
Chris you had @ least one more. Great strength.


Yeah, probably, but this was the first time I have done a full ROM (more or less) chin in a long time. I have been chinning as of late but with partials. What I do it chin to the very top of the motion and then return to where my upper arms are roughly parallel with the floor and then back up again. I like to do them this way because it is a rapid-fire exercise.

I decided to test myself with full ROM (more or less) today just to see where I was. I didn't want to push myself too hard. Give me a few weeks and I will bang out 6-8 reps.

JSully
10-05-2004, 07:45 PM
And you say you wouldn't demolish me in my lifts? HA! Pish-Posh!!

I'll see you do your weight in the gym and then run for my life when it's my turn!!

Beast
10-05-2004, 08:49 PM
How tall are you again, chris?

BigNic
10-05-2004, 08:56 PM
chris, what reasons do you have for your preference of chins to pullups. I currently do weighted pull ups, but plan to try chins next workout.

HahnB
10-05-2004, 11:36 PM
Your back looks ace amazing thickness and looks like it's getting leaner everytime you post pics of it.

MixmasterNash
10-05-2004, 11:40 PM
What's your 1RM for chins? Pullups?

Good to see a big guy doing chins. 'Tis a rare sight.

Why not go for a full ROM with a dead hang?

chris mason
10-06-2004, 05:52 AM
The answer to both BigNic and Mix is my pesky left shoulder. I cannot perform chins with an overhand grip without greatly aggravating the shoulder and when I stretch to the fullest ROM it also feels as though I may reinjure it.

I'm 5'11" Beast.

chris mason
10-06-2004, 05:56 AM
What's your 1RM for chins? Pullups?

Good to see a big guy doing chins. 'Tis a rare sight.

Why not go for a full ROM with a dead hang?

I have no idea what my 1RM on those exercises would be.

As a further answer to your question I used to use wide-grip behind the neck chins/pullups (overhand grip) in every back workout. That was prior to my shoulder injury which prohibits any overhand chinning movement.

I was stronger in that movement than in the curl-grip chin at the time.

Relentless
10-06-2004, 07:05 AM
nice blister/callus

MixmasterNash
10-06-2004, 07:37 AM
You tried neutral grip chins?

Dang, another case of WG/BTN causing problems.

geoffgarcia
10-06-2004, 07:53 AM
Dang, another case of WG/BTN causing problems.he never said WG/BTN caused a problem, only that it aggravates the existing condition.

chris mason
10-06-2004, 08:13 AM
Callahan is correct. I am not sure how exactly I incurred the injury per se, but I first noticed it while incline pressing several years ago.

GMCtrk
10-06-2004, 06:14 PM
damn, I was much more impressed when I first read the title. I thought this was a video of you doing 90lbs on PULLUPS. Now that would be impressive ;).

I think I could give 90lbs a shot, at least once. But, I probably weight half you do lol
160lbs

Nito
10-06-2004, 06:30 PM
Wow Chris MAson you are my hero.

BigNic
10-06-2004, 06:52 PM
hmm im not so sure wide grip chins are any easier than pullups. I think it can depened on the person.

GMCtrk
10-06-2004, 07:33 PM
hmm im not so sure wide grip chins are any easier than pullups. I think it can depened on the person.

I guess your right. For me, chins are 10x easier than pullups. I just assumed it was that way for everyone :strong:

BigNic
10-06-2004, 10:03 PM
hmm ive never checked myself. I usually do pull ups, ill try chins tomoro on my back day

Mic Soloist
10-07-2004, 03:18 AM
For me the curl grip is much easier. I have been struggling to get 6 good reps for multible sets with just body weight with this grip http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/LatissimusDorsi/WtPullup.html


I think I will try Chris's approach next time and add some weight. I doubt I'll get 90 but I don't think 75 would be out of the question. We'll see.

MixmasterNash
10-07-2004, 11:50 AM
I guess your right. For me, chins are 10x easier than pullups. I just assumed it was that way for everyone :strong:

Chinups should ALWAYS be easier than pullups because you can use your biceps for chins, whereas they are mostly inactive for pullups.

Rock
10-07-2004, 01:10 PM
do you guys see how thick masons back is when he is just standing relaxed, damn, you got the back of a much heavier bodybuilder.

chris mason
10-07-2004, 03:45 PM
Hey, is that a back-handed compliment? :D

Actually, chins are not necessarily easier than pullups due to the ROM issue and the varying emphasis on back muscles. I am actually strongest at behind the neck pullups with a wide grip.