Chinups vs. Lat Pulldown
- 06-09-2007, 03:38 PM
Chinups vs. Lat Pulldown
The gym I have been going to for years during my breaks from school does not have a chinup bar. Plenty of pullup bars, but not a single solid horizontal bar for close handed chinups.
But of course, they have lat pulldowns, with bars that allow me to do my underhand chinups.
By setting the weight on the stack to my approximate bodyweight, how effective will it be at gaining/maintaining chinup strength. It is very important to me that I maintain my chinup strength for an event I have coming up in less than a month. Will the lat pulldown suffice?
Also, a chinup bar for the house is out of the question.
- 06-09-2007, 03:54 PM
I do mine on monkey bars at a school near me. Many use a tree branch. Lat pulldowns would be fine but certainly not as good. Speak to the owner, he might install one if you simply ask.
- 06-09-2007, 05:38 PM
I thought about asking, as they make a good business (Gold's Gym), but I won't be in town for a good portion of the summer starting in a few weeks. I'd feel bad asking for him to spend hundreds, or even thousands on a build that I won't be using in just a short amount of time.
The crazy thing is that they must have at least 5 wide handle pullup bars there! That's what gets me everytime I think about it. Maybe I'll switch to overhand, but for now and the coming weeks I guess I'll be on the lookout for a local jungle gym or whatnot. Good idea!
06-09-2007, 05:50 PM
put the \/ close grip pull down handle /\ over the bar and chin up to it? Forgive me if I don't understand.
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06-12-2007, 03:02 PM
Chins are also the first thing I do when I get to the gym on back day. Attempt to do as many as I can.
06-13-2007, 10:03 PM
I think the negatives will definately help you! What does your overall back workout look like? I used to be great at chin ups/ pull ups cause I was a Marine and you have to be goog at those! I would venture to say I can probably get like 20 right now, since I'm a bit out of shapeizza: !
06-14-2007, 02:01 AM
I'm aspiring to become a Marine Officer, with my first of two six week sessions of OCS starting in just a few weeks. Very, very excited.
And hitting 20 right now is great! Out of shape? hahaha... how many could you hit at your strongest? 20 is what I'm hovering around right now, depending on the bar's stability and however much rest I'm pulling on. Putting my last few weeks towards leg preparation and overall balance issues before I head out, but I can only imagine how many pullups I will be doing down in Quantico!
06-14-2007, 02:06 AM
lol, one thing you'll find is that marines are good at pullups. i can still get 18 or sometimes higher and i've been out for over 2 years now.
06-14-2007, 03:08 AM
i was reading somewhere today (i think in muscular development) that dave palumbo recommends against chin ups/pull ups for anyone around 250 lbs. or over because of the stress it is putting on your supporting muscles. Anyone agree/disagree?
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06-14-2007, 02:50 PM
I strap 50lbs. to my waist. @220, that puts total weight at 270lbs.
270 > 250
My arms are still attached. Lucky.
06-14-2007, 04:54 PM
yeah, don't get me wrong, i just can't really do them and wanted to see what everyone else thought. kinda funny that he says doing chinups at 260 isn't safe if you have seen his recommended "beginner" cycle, lol
06-14-2007, 05:00 PM
OOH RAHH!! You're right, forgive that "WAS" statement, I'LL ALLWAYS BE A MARINE!!! I would've re-enlisted if it wasn't for the family and fiance who couldn't handle my deployements. Anywho, I used to be able to gthe bet round 36 pullups. On PFT's I would allways do 2 extra one for the Corp, andone for Chest Puller, and then the woul kick me off the bar, LOL!! Good luck with OCS! I was going to do the Boost....no wait, not that one the other program, and try to go commisioned. They were allways pushing to do this, cause I was a board/meritorious Marine, and was the Color Sargeant for my Squadron and such. But again, good luck in Quantico, it is very competetive ! Sorry for getting off topic guys
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* Chin Ups - When first into gym I attempt as many overhand / palm down chin ups ( at the moment = 1 - 1 1/2 )
* PullDowns - 2 Sets x 15 reps x warmup 100lbs, 3 sets x max reps(15 roughly) then drop x 120lbs, 100lbs, 80lbs
* Bent Over Rows - 2 Sets x 15 reps 2 x 25lbs + bar, 1 Set x 12 - 15 reps x 35lbs + bar, 2 sets x 8 - 10 reps x 45lbs + bar
* Pulley rows - 2 Sets x 15 reps x 115lbs, 3 sets x 10 - 15 reps x 115 - 145lbs.
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06-14-2007, 06:57 PM
Hey neo, I would also go a little heavier on the weights, to the point where yu are gettin 10 to 12 reps the most, with good slow strict form. I generally do 6-12 reps depending on the exercise(compound or isolation).
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