I can handle max out bench press, or military press till my balls bust, but doing multiple sets of chinups for me is so freaking tough. I can do 10 in a row very slow with good form no problem, then wait 60seconds and try the second set is much harder, can only do like 8, and a third set just rapes me.
any tips ?
Or should I do them in my 5x5 routine I am in the middle of, and add weight to my chinups with a backback ??
heavy deads and rows
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If you can do 10 or more on your first set, I would add a little weight for your subsequent sets.
Sometimes it is often possible to add reps just sticking with bodyweight, but a lot of people seem to hit a rut unless they add weight because they body just adapts to doing bodyweight sets.
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It's because they're such a tough exercise to do. They really are an excellent back building exercise. There really are no tips on how to make them easier. My only advice would be to just do them, and give them you 100% every time
put a 40lb db between your legs and do 5x5
Try waiting longer than a minute between sets if you are concerned about hitting a certain number of reps.
What about doing the Chinups between exercise ?? Like do my 5x5 Deadlift, then 1 set chinups, then 5x5 bent-rows, then another set of chinups ??
But should I do 5sets of weights chinups or 10reps of bodyweight ??
Wide grip chinups always kill me though I find if I just try to beat my last effort (even if I have to do an extra set) I slowly improve.