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Do More Pullups
November 21, 2006, 2:32 pm
Filed under: bodyweight, fitness, Health, training/workout examples

hanging_leg_raises.JPGI assume you’re reading this article because you desire to know the ‘secret’ to doing tons of pull-ups, or to doing well any exercise for that matter. Well I’ve got a method here thanks to Pavel Tsatsouline over on DragonDoor that will have you making Marines cry in a matter of months.

Here’s the thing though, it’s not some crazy secret supplement or new training method. In fact, it’s common sense! To be able to perform rep after rep, just do more of them, more often!

Pavel writes of an experience where he uses this method to enable his father-in-law to break his old Marine Corps personal record:

Just a couple of months earlier I had put my father-in-law Roger Antonson, incidentally an ex-Marine, on a program which required him to do an easy five chins every time he went down to his basement. Each day he would total between twenty-five and a hundred chin-ups hardly breaking a sweat. Every month or so Roger would take a few days off and then test himself. Before you knew it, the old leatherneck could knock off twenty consecutive chins, more than he could do forty years ago during his service with the few good men!

It’s amusing and quite easy, but it works extremely well. Most people don’t think of such obvious solutions. They’re sitting around doing reverse curls and cable pull-downs until the cow’s come home and not achieving any worthwhile results. He claims the five keys to success are intensity, repetitions, volume, frequency and exercise selection. Sounds redundant, but it’s not. He lays it all out simply and with much humor in the actual article, entitled ‘Greasing the Groove‘, so go read it!

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