What would be the best exercise to assist in increasing the number of pullups you do,while putting on more mass , besides just doing pullups?
Rows of all sorts, strict pulldowns, band assisted pull ups, weighted pullups, rack chins, pretty much anything that hits the lats good.
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weighted pullups, 3 sets max out reps 1 minute break between sets, heavy dumbell rows
i can do 31 deadhang pullups wide grip palms out.. i start every back workout with a max set of pullups then circut train between 5 other excersizes. 5 sets per excersizes.
bent over dumbbell rows
seated high rows
seated low rows.
normally do sets of 12 10 8 6 4
do bent over barbell rows. start with 135lbs and make sure your back stays arched or completely flat.
Buster 0371. pullups aren't hard. just because you are a fat ass and cant pull your self up to a bar 31 times doesn't mean any one can't do it. and just doing one type of back excersize isn't going to help. you need to target the muscles in the back from all sorts of angles so that the over all strength and size grows how it is supposed to. and don't do sets of just one weight. you need to change the weights and repetitions up some.
fyi - 2 people repped me saying "i dont think he can do that many pullups either"
Just hit your back with a variety of exercises at different angles.
Also doing inverted rows, with your feet elevated, nice and slow delivers a nice burn.
No offense but, If I weighted 159, I could surely do 30 pullups, perhaps even more. Difference is, I sure as hell wouldn't gloat about the number, esp @ 159, on a thread where a guy is asking for advise, not for how big your ego is.
Now, in terms of OP's question, keep at the bb rows, and full ROM lat pulls. Also, add in clap pullups. These tend to add in alot of "bottom" strength when you go back to dead hanging pullups.
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If they look intimidating, dont worry bout it. Do a couple, rest, repeat. Your pull ups should go up quite a bit by adding these in.
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When you do pullups, shoot for 50 total reps. However many sets it takes you to get there, so be it, the point being to gradually improve strength until it takes fewer and fewer sets to achieve 50 reps. After each set, grab hold of something and lean back to really stretch your lats.
Makes sure you're doing full range of motion pullups and not being sloppy. The whole point is to train the muscles, so you want to give them the benefit of full range of motion. So all the way up as far as you can go, then all the way down into a good stretch. Of course, the more you do the more limited your range of motion will become due to fatigue. It usually end the set when I can't pull myself up as high as I can go, allowing for a couple inches of drop. Then I stretch, rest for a moment and as soon as I feel ready to go, I do more. I keep this going until I get to 50. I was doing this twice per week but I'm thinking of doing it once per week and doing close-grip pullups or pulldowns in place of the other. It works pretty well though. Anyway, peace...
If you don't mind me throwing in my 2 cents...there are a number of exercises that might help and some people listed them above. However, IMO I don't think there is any exercise that can help you do more pullups. Pullups is a relatively difficult exercise to master. I've had them same issue as you, but I incorporate them into my workout each week and have gotten way better at them.
There is a link to a pull-up challenge I did in my signature below. My only recommendation regarding it is, don't do it as a 100 day challenge. Instead do it as 2 50 day challenge. Start at day 1-50 and then repeat. This will help prevent an overuse injury like I got. This is as a supplement to any regular workouts you have. Albeit you may need to make a few minor adjustments.
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am i the only one who actually thinks 31 pullups is good? i mean i can only do like low 20s maybe and thats with a close grip palms facing me.