Tag Archives: pull-ups

How I Reached a 41kg/90lbs Weighted Chin-up skinny brahs series

| April 21, 2016 by Truth Seeker |

Many people think that I am a skinny loser who never trains and spends most of his time torturing voodoo dolls representing unnatural bodybuilders and juicing fitness models. Sorry, but that’s not entirely true. I may be skinny, but I still lift. Also, I don’t own any dolls…yet. My most recent accomplishment is a 41kg/90lbs […]

How To Do Pull-ups and Chin-ups With Proper Form

| October 2, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

This is the most detailed pull-up tutorial that I can produce at the moment. It covers all technical elements that I consider crucial for the correct execution of this popular movement. I have also included a few programming tips for beginners and intermediate pull-up apprentices. My goal was to write a tutorial that jumps out […]

Does The Pull-up Work The Triceps Too? Of course, it does.

| April 21, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

The Latin word for triceps is “triceps brachii muscle” which means “three-headed arm muscle”. Obviously, the reason for this name is the fact that the triceps have three heads. Out of the three, only the long head works heavily during pull-ups. The long head originates from the infraglenoid tubercle of the scapula and therefore is part of […]

Pavel’s Fighter Pull-up Program Optimized For Naturals

| December 19, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

My first run of Pavel Tsatsouline’s Fighter Pull-up Program resulted in overtraining. This is hardly a surprise since the routine calls for 25 days of high volume. If you are not familiar with the actual program, it looks a little something like this: The 5RM Fighter Pull-up Program Day 1     5, 4, 3, 2, […]

Improve Your Pull-ups Numbers By Doing Ladders

| June 12, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

One of the best ways to improve your pull-up numbers is to do a lot of pull-ups. There are many different ways to achieve this goal. One of them is the ladder system. The ladder method works like this – 1 pull-up; rest; 2 pull-ups; rest; 3 pull-ups; rest; 5 pull-ups; big rest; start all […]

Professional Bodybuilders Just Suck At Pull-ups

| June 7, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Professional bodybuilders just suck at pull-ups. Most of the time they do partial partial reps and call it real training. What’s up with that? Why can’t those “gorillas” pull-up? 1.Bodybuilders are heavy as hell In their prime, Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman were easily 280lbs on stage. When you weigh as much as a fully loaded […]

Kipping Pull-ups Vs. Standard Pull-ups

| April 27, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Kipping pull-ups are now a popular exercise due to CrossFit’s sread over the mainstream fitness community. Everybody’s posting pictures and videos on Facebook presenting this new exercise, which is supposed to be a full body pull-up. The negative sides of kipping pull-ups Hello, injuries! The biggest problem with kipping pull-ups is that they place too […]

Doing Your First Pull-Up As A Girl

| April 26, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

This article will help you get your first pull-up as a girl. It does not matter how weak you are right now – we’ll take you there. Why are pull-ups so hard for girls? Pull-ups are hard for both – men and women. Chances are that if you are traveling on a public bus, 95% […]

Use a Thumbless Grip To Avoid Wrist Pain During Pull-ups

| April 20, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

One of the main reasons why bodybuilders experience persistent and often chronic wrist and elbow pain during pull-ups is an improper alignment of the joints. When your elbow, wrist, and shoulders are not in an optimal position to take the load during the exercise, the connective tissues are irritated. One of the ways to fix that would […]