Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Evolution of Pullups

Time for the Evolution of Pullups video, since I did pull-ups in my workout today.

But first, "our stupid trainer trick of the day", I watched a female trainer have her client do triceps pressdowns and lat pulldowns and THEN had her try and do a chin-up.

Of course, the client was too fatigued to do it.

"Brilliant" programming. And then the trainer followed it up with the comment, "Chin-ups are impossible."

Uh, yeah.

Anyways, here's today's workout...

1) Deadlifts

2A) Military Press
2B) Pullups

3A) Overhead Lunge
3B) Plank
3C) Side Plank

Alright, if you need help doing pullups, here's the evolution...

Of course, if you have a lot of body fat then the most effective thing you can do to get better at pullups is simply to lose fat. And that of course is a job for diet and Turbulence Training.

Do the evolution,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training


UofMWolverine81 said...


If using some pulldowns early on with clients (more so as a supplement to the other regressions than as a stand-alone element), would low rep sets and using a thick grip attachment be best to make the most out of them?

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

I would use kneeling versions as well.

brian said...

Well explained Craig, I really have to loose some fat to get better on pull ups. Thanks again for sharing this information and keep it up.

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