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I want to do pull ups as part of my routine, but I just can't work my own body weight with pull ups.

I can push more weight than my gym partner who only weighs around 60kg's but he obviously finds pull ups and chin ups easy.

I'm about 5'8 - 5'9 and 80kg's having been about 90 - 95kg's about 6 months ago.

I've lost a lot of weight and strength due to moving to China and changing diet.

What can I do to build up my strength to enable me to lift my own body weight especially for pull ups?

I don't feel like I have gained much muscle in the 4 months that I've been going to the gym and I don't feel much burn after gym like I used to when I went to the gym previously. I'm doing similar work-outs, though. Anyone know why this may be?

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dont feel bad i cant do them either

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I never used to be able to do pull ups but I worked my back as normal and after about 2 weeks I could do only one. Then I just did them every back session and found out I could do more and more over time. I love doing them.

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what you mean worked your back?

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I did other back exercises with free weights and machines. Basically I did a back day like pull ups were never part of my routine but now they are because I can do them. I got my biceps and back to a point in strength where I could do pull ups.

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start pull ups by doing even just one correctly, until you can do two and so on and so forth

push yourself and stay consistent. weight has little to do with it.

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i absolutely LOOOOVEEEEE pull ups, fink its one of my top3 if not fave excercise, cant bother doin it wiv my own body weight, bought a belt wiv chain, but yeah i reckon, do like one or 2 proper tekkers, den even if u onlyy add 1 every 2 weeks do dat til u hit 5, den fling on a dumbell. dats wot i did, not i do it wiv 30 kg 5 reps

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Ok, I'll give it a shot.

I can do one, possibly two if it's the first thing I do in the gym, but once I've already been working my back or arms it's impossible for me.

I'll stay persistent, though.

I'm currently doing Kris Grethin (sp) 12 week workout! It's pretty decent.

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I never used to be able to do pull ups but I worked my back as normal and after about 2 weeks I could do only one. Then I just did them every back session and found out I could do more and more over time. I love doing them.

this exactly

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What has been said above.

Just cos you see guys coming in warming up on pull ups doing like 20 reps don't mean you can't

I started on just about being able to do one using a bench as a step up, lol.

Get it into your routine and you'll soon be doing it as a part of your routine.

Body weight based exercises>>>>>>________

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I always could do about 4/5 before I ever started going gym

I assumed it was my build

get to about 15 now

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did 10 on my first try and im about 14-15 stone

but that was after i built up from 1 press up to 70 so my upper body was not lacking

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did 10 on my first try and im about 14-15 stone

but that was after i built up from 1 press up to 70 so my upper body was not lacking

what weight are you? 14-15 are you 14 - half stone???

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well im 13 i cnt do any, well i last tried 2 weeks ago

im so weak its unbelievable

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i normally do 4 sets of 8 to warm up sometimes but i'm not too bothered by them.

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well im 13 i cnt do any, well i last tried 2 weeks ago

im so weak its unbelievable

did 2 today

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U man talking underhand or overhand, cause theres a big difference between the 2.

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overhand

underhand would be a chin up

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Chin Ups are much easier, but I prefer the overall look they give me in comparison to pull ups.

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Starting out I could only do 4 or 5. Now I can buss 20 pull ups no qualms. Gonna start doing 100 a day in 5 sets of 20 throughout the day. 15 for pull ups.

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Ill be lucky to do one tbh

I would try and see but I dont want to embarrass myself on the gym floor so might try one time when the gym is empty

still overweight (89kg) and lacking in upper body strength currently

Challenge accepted

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Ill be lucky to do one tbh

I would try and see but I dont want to embarrass myself on the gym floor so might try one time when the gym is empty

still overweight (89kg) and lacking in upper body strength currently

Challenge accepted

how tall.are you?

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if you cant do pullups/chins ur either fat or weak.

used to bang them out, did a lot of bw exercises when i was growing up.

but then i gained a lot of weight. these days i do 5x10 before i touch a barbell, weigh a bit over 100kg.

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5x10 fakkkkkkkk ur lats must be wide

i couldnt do 1 then i bought that iron gym door pull up ting then i could do 2-3

then i briefly done stronglifts and i could do 10 for first set then prob 6-3 reps for the remaining sets

love doing pullups

i want to get to ur stafe 5 x10 donny must be strrrong

btw i weigh 102kgs

i do 3 sets to failuree 3 times a week coz i want a strong back and wide lats

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