so like 2 years ago i used to be able to crank out like 13-14 pullups per set. nowadays im lucky if i can get 5 good ones. dont know what happened, im definitely stronger, but im about 30-40 lbs heavier, maybe thats it.
on a routine that calls for pullups/chinups, what do you think is a better idea:
1) perform the number of prescribed sets of pullups and crank out enough to work, but leave some in the tank for all the rest of the sets (even if that means doing only 2 or 3 reps per set), and try to go for 1 more rep every week or so
2) perform pulldowns, keep increasing the weight over time until the weight is near my BW, then switch over to pullups
im thinkin to cut to the chase and go straight for the pullups and try to build them up, but i wanna see what all you more experience guys think. also, whatever general advice on getting better at pullups you guys have is appreciated. thanks guys