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Barbell Pullover and Press

watchnerd

Level 7 Valued Member
Nice!

@Jeff Roark are you using an axle bar?

Pullovers and press, or even just pullovers, make my lats, tris and chest just explode.

So much so that if I do more than about 1 session a week, things can get unbalanced.

Doing them on gymnastic rings is also pretty crazy.

It's debatable for me if I get more growth out of pullovers or dips, but 1 session of each a week is all I really need to grow.
 
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Jeff Roark

Level 6 Valued Member
Nice!

@Jeff Roark are you using an axle bar?

Pullovers and press, or even just pullovers, make my lats, tris and chest just explode.

So much so that if I do more than about 1 session a week, things can get unbalanced.

Doing them on gymnastic rings is also pretty crazy.

It's debatable for me if I get more growth out of pullovers or dips, but 1 session of each a week is all I really need to grow.
No sir, that is a RhinoFlexHD bar that I got from Jim Seitzer at Bandbell.com. Its pretty much the only bar I use now. It allowed me to work back into some mediocre pressing weights again and hopefully into decent territory soon.

I'm doing the Pullover and Press every other week. I alternate it with weighted pushup and ring rows. They seem to be feeding off one another.
 

Jeff Roark

Level 6 Valued Member
The Rhinoflex bar is super interesting @Jeff Roark , is there any specific reason you got it?
Yes. I have suffered a bunch of injuries over the past 5 several years. I first heard Lou Simmons talking about the bamboo bells and how they were the only bars that he could do certain exercises with because they were so much easier on the joints. I started looking more and more into it and found a lot more people were saying the same things. It as around the same time my daughter had torn her acl and meniscus running hurdles and she was going to have to rehab then rebuild the knee and the high kinetic properties of the bar makes the joint stabilize much harder. I've also found that using the bar with the higher kinetic style setup increases my muscle pump much more than a regular bar. I know many on here do not like that sort of bodybuilding thing, but I do. I don't want to look like stick figure regardless of how much weight I can lift.

Here is my daughter shortly into her rebuild. We hadn't with the full kinetic setup at this stage with her. Nearly 3.5 months post surgery.

and me using the HK style on Front Squats
 

Conor

Level 2 Valued Member
Yes. I have suffered a bunch of injuries over the past 5 several years. I first heard Lou Simmons talking about the bamboo bells and how they were the only bars that he could do certain exercises with because they were so much easier on the joints. I started looking more and more into it and found a lot more people were saying the same things. It as around the same time my daughter had torn her acl and meniscus running hurdles and she was going to have to rehab then rebuild the knee and the high kinetic properties of the bar makes the joint stabilize much harder. I've also found that using the bar with the higher kinetic style setup increases my muscle pump much more than a regular bar. I know many on here do not like that sort of bodybuilding thing, but I do. I don't want to look like stick figure regardless of how much weight I can lift.

Here is my daughter shortly into her rebuild. We hadn't with the full kinetic setup at this stage with her. Nearly 3.5 months post surgery.

and me using the HK style on Front Squats
Very cool, this is definitely new to me. Glad to hear about the impact on recovery, perhaps something I’ll invest in from a prehab perspective.
 

Ege

Level 5 Valued Member
Hi Jeff, is the bar “unstable” enough to make a difference even you don’t have a set up with chains?

You have great set ups and indeed the instability being good on joints and every little muscle surrounding a joint makes total sense. Thanks for sharing.
 

Jeff Roark

Level 6 Valued Member
Hi Jeff, is the bar “unstable” enough to make a difference even you don’t have a set up with chains?

You have great set ups and indeed the instability being good on joints and every little muscle surrounding a joint makes total sense. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, you can move the weights all the way out to the ends of the bar up to 225lbs and it starts to vibrate. To go heavier for the safety of the bar you have to start bringing the plates in.
 
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