I was reading T-Nation as usual on my work "Monday", and stumbled across this article relating to pull ups and how to build a better back.
T NATION | 6 Coaches Weigh in on Pull-Ups
I don't always trust T-Nation as they love to sell random stuff there, but this one intrigued me. What are the thoughts (specially on the one that states)
I do DC training and am just wondering if it will hurt me too much following a protocol like this or if it just goes against the general consensusHere's the deal:
Find out what your max total number is now. Lets say it's four.?One rep of a pull-up is pretty damn close to a max effort lift for you, and is going to be really taxing on the body.
Instead of trying to "muscle" out 3-4 reps at a time – and failing miserably – try to shoot for 1-2 reps every hour or so. Do a rep or two, and continue on with your life. That way you know you're assured quality rep(s) each and every time, and you're not going to tire yourself out.
Hell it doesn't even have to be every hour. Tell yourself you're going to crush a few pull-ups every time you hear that Gangham Style song on the radio. By the end of the day, you'll have easily done like 587 reps!
The point is, by the end of the day, no matter what criteria you set ("x" number per hour, "x" number every time your girlfriend tells you to take the trash out), by the end of the day you'll have gotten in a fair number of reps you otherwise wouldn't have.