Crank out Pull ups and DC training

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    Crank out Pull ups and DC training


    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)

    Here'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.
    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 consensus
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    Look into "greasing the groove." This is more or less what the article discusses and pullups are not that taxing to the CNS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Look into "greasing the groove." This is more or less what the article discusses and pullups are not that taxing to the CNS.

    Exactly what I was going to suggest. If you are really concerned about it interfering with your workouts, just don't go to failure every time you hop on the bar.


    Greasing the groove has proven highly effective for me. At the very least I always include pull ups into my warm-up sessions before working out. Regardless of what muscle groups I am working that day, and even if pull ups are on my list to do during the workout.
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    Hmmm interesting. I've got a meathead buddy who does 50 pull ups/day 3-4 days per week. His back is huge actually.

    Personally, I always thought he was crazy but perhaps not. To be honest, I've never looked into it. But if Rodja supports it, I'll give it a second look.
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    Great article and some awesome instructional videos. Will surely incorporate.
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