posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by Aeons
Easiest and simplest way is with weights at a gym or wherever you can get on a pull down bar, basically do lat pulldowns. Whatever your weight
is, that is what you should be able in doing pulldowns on that machine. So if you cant pull your weight then go down in weight start with sets of 20
at whatever weight you can do, mostly as a warm up, then go up in weight do sets of 15 to 10, and try to go up in weight and do sets of 5 or 3. Once
you build up your strength try to do pulldowns at your weight, and if you can do pulldowns at your weight or a little over your weight on the lat
pulldown machine. Then you should be able to do regular pullups on the bar.
Without the weight machine, just do chin ups, pushups and curls. Chin ups are a lot easier and more comfortable for people and when you can do 10 chin
ups you should be able to do 5 pullups, or you can go the direct route and just practice doing pullups. Start trying to do one and keep trying every
You use your back and a lot of biceps when doing pull ups, so basically anything that works those two muscle groups will help you in doing pullups.
But maybe aeons you just need to lose some weight
Then those pullups will be easier. Doing pullups all depends basically on your weight, I know some dudes who are pretty huge all muscle and can
barely do 4 pullups. Sure they can do sets of 400 pounds or over on the bench press and all, but because they are just to heavy, and the fact that
muscle weight more then fat. Well the bigger you get the more you go up in weight, the more you have to pull up when doing pull ups.
If you want to do lots of pullups its basically just finding a ballance of your body weight to your muscle/strength, which is why body builders or
big dudes cant cant do pullups to save there lives. Its a lot easier to do pullups when your 200 pounds or 160 pounds, then when your over 300
pounds, even if its all muscle.
edit on 7-2-2012 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason given)