chin ups

  1. Carl

    Volume threshold - pull ups and elbows

    Hi all, My elbows start to complain if my pull-ups or chin ups exceed a certain volume threshold (generally around 30 or so in a session). I have tried various tactics, slow and steady, breaking down the reps in varied ways (ladders, gtg etc) rotations of grips etc but elbows just do not...
  2. Carl

    Programming Pull Ups (SF style)

    All styles of pull ups (varied grips) are my favourite exercises and a constant in my programmes. I'm wondering what people's experiences are with particular programmes for pull ups using Strong First principles. My current approach is to use variations of GTG style clusters (through the...
  3. Carl

    Dan John on Pull Ups

    As with most anything Dan John I thought this: Pull Ups was an outstanding read. I'm more of a rep with bodyweight rather than add weight to my pull ups guy. However, the line on "if all you did was pull ups and swings or goblet squats you would be doing pretty well" had me nodding. Imagine...
  4. Carl

    How Much Variability is Enough?

    Hi all, My current goals are pretty tightly focused on some bodyweight goals revolving around basics (chins, dips and hover lunges). In terms of programming, I am wondering if just varying grip, volume, effort (same but different) is enough variability over the course of the training year or...
  5. Calisthenics, elbow pain, questions

    I’ve been dealing with some elbows pain for some time now, I think it could be a golfer’s elbow, and I’m trying to figure out what could have gone wrong, so here are a few questions for you: 1. Is it ok for the wrists to flex at the top of the chin up (supinated grip)? I never paid much...
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