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    Im trying to improve at pull ups/chin ups but am a little confused cause I usually do them twice a week. I do one set until muscle failure and then another set until failure after 2 minutes rest. I do this twice a week and usually manage 7/8 in the first set and 5/6 in the second. Thing is though Ive not done them for 2 weeks and have been constantly telling myself I'l have to do some as the muscles will be wasting or whatever you call it but Ive just done some and managed 9 quite easily. I don't understand this because after 2 weeks of no exersise I was expecting to have to build myself up again:confused: Maybe I should just do them once a week rather than twice? It seems the less I do the better I am.
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    Greasing the Groove (GTG): http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/69/

    Read and digest.
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    (Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
    Greasing the Groove (GTG): http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/69/

    Read and digest.
    Thanks, Ive read that before but Ive always assumed (and read) that intense less frequent workouts are best so its quite interesting, confusing though.
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    I do 3 sets of 10-12 every time I use the gym (3 times a week) - as part of my warmup.
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    (Original post by magicmint)
    Thanks, Ive read that before but Ive always assumed (and read) that intense less frequent workouts are best so its quite interesting, confusing though.
    Both work.
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    (Original post by Lampshade)
    I do 3 sets of 10-12 every time I use the gym (3 times a week) - as part of my warmup.
    Serious? That's quite a heavy going warmup.
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    My PB is 12 :s
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    (Original post by Transatlanticdrawl_)
    Serious? That's quite a heavy going warmup.
    Yeah. It's part of the crossfit standard warm-up.

    Not that I'm fit enough for full blown crossfit at the moment, just building my strength and health back up after being ill.
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    I do them bare timez n dat.
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    If you can do 8, you can start adding weight.

    If you can only do 6 on the second set, rest more get.

    wow strong rhyming.
 
 
 
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