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Why You Should Never Ever do Kipped Pull-ups!

It has become common knowledge thanks in part to the overwhelming outcry from all the Internets fitness experts, that Kipped Pull-ups have no place in todays heavily regulated exercise community. There is never ever an expectable time or place that Kipped Pull-ups should be allowed...

As a regular "CrossFitter", I recognize and fully support this mindset! Please help us stop this insanity!


Stronger Pull-ups by Adding Additional Weight

OK, let's be honest, not everyone can even do a full strict pull-up, that means arms straight at the bottom and just pull up using only your arm and back strength and no body language or kipping to get to the top. But if you have been practicing and you can do 15 or 20 strict pull-ups then maybe it's time to add some weight and really get strong in the back!

So that's exactly what I'm doing now! I've been adding some weight to my pull-ups every so often, sometimes at my CrossFit Class I will ad 25 pounds as long as we don't have to do too many ;) And at home I have been periodically loading up with my 47.5 pound dumbbell and seeing how many wide and narrow pull-ups I can do in a row. When I started I was only able to do about 3 wide and 5 narrow back to back pull-ups, over a relatively short period of time I am now up to about 16 total back to back pull-ups, so double!

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Upper Body Workout Using Body Weight

This video looks at using mainly body weight exercises with a some inexpensive gym equipment that will tone and build muscle in the upper body areas.

Some of the exercises demonstrated are: Pushups, Chin-ups, Pull-ups, Shoulder Press, Shoulder Raises, Bicep Curls, and Triceps Extensions.

Not all of these exercises can be done by only using your body weight, but by adding some inexpensive Dumbbells and a Chin-up bar, all of these exercises can be achieved.