I'm trying to increase my reps to 15-20 pull ups. Is it better to conserve my energy and just do standard wide and neutral grip pull ups, or will Australian pull ups be beneficial?
Do you feel that there is a particularly weakpoint that is holding you back? If it were grip then I would simply hang from the bar actively and passively. Generally, choose your supplementary exercises to work on a weakness or to provide balance, for example adding rows if you have too much pressing.I'm trying to increase my reps to 15-20 pull ups. Is it better to conserve my energy and just do standard wide and neutral grip pull ups, or will Australian pull ups be beneficial?
Good reminder. Thanks.It depends.
Andy Bolton considers rowing to be the most important assistance exercise for DLs and presses.
If you want to be really strong and pull huge numbers on the deadlift, you have to have a strong back. In fact, for all three of the powerlifts (squat, bench, and deadlift), a stronger back will lead to stronger lifts. There are many exercises that you can use to train your back. In this chapter you are going to discover some of the best, how to perform them properly and where to put them in your training program. The exercises that you will use to train your back can be divided into two main categories: Horizontal pulling movements (rows) Vertical pulling movements (pull-ups/ pull-downs)This last bit might be important for bodyweight training, too. A lot of folks I know focus on pushups, dips and pullups. To balance things out, Aussie Pullups might be a good fit in this case.
Bolton, Andy; Pavel Tsatsouline. Deadlift Dynamite: How To Master The King of All Strength Exercises (Kindle-Positionen2573-2579). Publications, Inc. Kindle-Version.
Here are four important tips for training your back: Do more upper body pulling than you do pressing. This is great for shoulder health and balance in your physique. If you do 100 reps of pressing in a training week, do at least 100 reps of pulling (rows and pull-ups/ pull-downs). (...) Do your upper body pulling movements after your big compound strength movements like squats, deadlifts, presses, snatches, and cleans.
Bolton, Andy; Pavel Tsatsouline. Deadlift Dynamite: How To Master The King of All Strength Exercises (Kindle-Positionen2712-2720). Publications, Inc. Kindle-Version.
And another application might be back-off sets, where you do 20+ reps in a single set at the end of a workout for better recovery and gains. So you could just add on high-rep set of rows after your pullup session.