Question time-I've been doin' Seated High Row 3x8
Seated Straight Back Cable Row 3x8
Rear Pulldowns 3x8
close Grip Pulldowns 3x8
And warmin' up with 30 reps on the rowing machine at a low resistance. Now, my chins strength is pathetic due to my bodyweight, Should i replace one o the pulldown excersises with assisted chins till i can do 3x8 chins unassisted with my own bodyweight or stick with that?
Last edited by Jezmason; 05-27-2004 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Wrong!
Make chinups the goal of your back workout.
1) Don't do pulldowns behind your neck.
2) Don't do wide grip pulldowns.
3) Do assisted chinups, preferably with a partner holding your ankles rather than a machine, or using bands.
4) After that, work on pulldowns.
5) Do all of your other back work after that.
Cheers dude, great help.
Last edited by Jezmason; 05-28-2004 at 07:23 AM.
Have to agree. Chins should be your goal. Try doing negatives when you can no longer pull yourself up. Lower yourself as slowly as possible from the top position. Repeat a couple of times. These are great for building up your reps on chins.
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Negative chins: step up on a chair or something so that your chin is above the bar, grap the bar in pullup or chinup position, step off the chain and lower yourself in a slow and controlled manner.
so basically your only doing the second, downward motion of the pullup?
Negatives are common technique for many lifts, and are the portion where the target muscle is lengthening/relaxing rather than contracting.
I'll give em a try, i can lift heavy its just that i have a high bodyweight so i'll have 2 work on em, ill get there though.