2 Ways to Progress and Advance Your Pull Ups

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There are a million ways to progress and advance that classic pull up into a muscle-building, mass-exploding, strength-crushing move from hell. But where do you start? Many of the advanced moves are a massive leap away from the classic pull up so many folks never explore beyond the 2 arm …

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Do This for Stronger Dips and Pull Ups

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Stronger dips and push ups are essential if you want to build more muscle in your upper body. Scapular control is a big part of all upper body training, but especially when it comes to upper body pushing exercises. Just being able to control your shoulder blades in space is …

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Exercise Technique Isn’t Everything prt2

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    In the last post I wrote about the three essential aspects of technical exercise. There are no other aspects of any exercise that are more important than position, muscle activation and balance. Now I know what your’e all thinking. What about how much weight you lift? How about …

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More Muscle & Less Elbow Pain From Pull Ups

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  The pull up is one of the best moves to pack on muscle, but it’s also a common cause of elbow pain. Luckily, it is possible to build more muscle and end that elbow pain with a simple tweak. With the pull up, the rear shoulder muscle is kind …

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Tweak Your Pull Ups For More Strength and A Thicker Back

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The pull up is the ultimate pulling exercise for the upper body. It’s so natural and functional (unlike machines) and it doesn’t place any stress on the lower back and spine (unlike with free weights). This little trick is a quick trick I use to engage more muscle in my …

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What I’ve Learned From Doing Only Dips and Pull Ups (Updated)

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Note: This post has been updated after continuing this project for 3 years. What started out as a simple project back in 2011 has continued to evolve over the years. At first I wanted to know if it was possible to build a lot of muscle and strength with just …

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The Art and Risk of Weighted Calisthenics

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loaded calisthenics can be a very effective means of adding intensity to your body weight training. That being said, there is a significant risk to all loaded calisthenics and it can undermine your progress and limit your potential. loaded calisthenics http://reddeltaproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/loaded-calisthenics.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes …

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What if I Did Nothing But Pull Ups and Dips for a Month???

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Every once in a while, I come across a story or example of someone who is crazy strong through calisthenics. I’m talking about folks who have super human strength and look like it to boot! A common thread among these calisthenics legends is that they have an incredible focus on …

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Why Pull Ups Make You Awesome

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Just going to throw it out there;Pull ups are cool and awesome. Being that they are such, they also make anyone who does them cool and awesome. That’s why they are in nearly every movie training montage. They are an impressive thing to whiteness and automatically convey strength and power …

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Tightening Your Push Up and Pull Up Technique

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One of the unique benefits of calisthenics is that it has as high emphasis on promoting improvement in technique. As your technique improves, so will your results. Here are some fine points that can make all of the difference in the world for your pull ups and push ups. push …

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Try This High Intensity Workout With a Built-In Warm Up Period

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A lot of quick time based workouts (like the 3 minute test or tabata) are great for a speedy workout but they can feel like getting hit by a truck. You’re just getting ready to workout and then WHAM! You find yourself sprinting at top speed while trying not to …

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