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  1. I have trained pull up for about a year and I can do 1 reps of one arm pull up. However, my back is really lack of thickness compare with friends who train with me. I see the main difference between and my friend, is that they retract their scapula in pull up top position. But for me, I cannot do that, when I do pull up mostly my back is rounded and not retracted. It seems I cannot activate my traps and rhomboids to retract. I have winged scapula problem, one side of scapula is quite unstable, this may contribute to the problem. How do I learn to retract scapula when I do pull up? Help would be really appreciated!
  2. Paulius Lazdauskas

    Static holds vs Sets n Reps

    Hey, so i reached a level of about 70 push ups, 27-30 dips, and 17 pull ups. So im not a begginer anymore, and i really want to master all the advanced moves like planche, front lever and so on and my main question is should i do like 1 day of sets n reps and on the other day do static holds (tuck FL, tuck planche, handstand, L - Sit) and flow with this kind of program? or should i do the progressions at the start of the training session and than do sets n reps from the energy that i am left with? Do i need to continue doing pull ups, dips and push up exercises at all? Do they help in my advanced moves proggressions?
  3. ForzaCavaliere

    To shrug or not to shrug?

    Hi all, say you were just doing a dead hang off the bar, or even during the bottom phase for each rep of a pull up, should our shoulders be 'shrugged' per se? As in, should we let our bodies hang down such that our shoulders become 'earmuffs' to our ears? Or should we be actively pulling our shoulders down so that our head is at normal height about the shoulders? Thank you. LINK: http://www.beastskills.com/the-handstand/ If you scroll down a bit, you will see two pictures labelled "unshrugged" and "shrugged" to see what I am talking about.
  4. AmirHosein98

    pull up training

    guys,i saw in some webs that training pull ups should not be every day,if so it would not be effective is it right? what about other conditioning?does't it depend on your body?
  5. How different is the muscle recruitment/strength gain in a weighted pull up vs assisted OAP for the same reps? Since that probably didn't make much sense, if I can do 45lb weighted pull ups for 7 reps, and do assisted (I know "assisted" greatly varies) OAPs to where I can only manage 7 reps similar to my weighted max, will it be somewhat the same in terms of strength gain the benefits from weighted? I understand it is a unilateral movement which would change things. I can do 20 pull ups +/- a few depending on the day and I was looking to switch my training over to be more strength focused in the 3-5 rep range. The problem is I don't have weights or access to a gym to do weighted pull ups so I wanted to "replace" them with assisted OAP. Any thoughts?
  6. Joshua Slocum

    Proper Form For Front-Lever Pullup

    I was attempting to perform some front-lever pullups the other day when I realized that I don't know what the proper form for the movement is. Specifically, I'm not sure how close the hands are supposed to get to the hips. I can get my hands to within 3-4 inches of my hips, but not quite to the point where they touch. Is this improper form? Should I do an easier exercise until I'm able to touch my hands to my hips on the FLPU? If not, how high up should I pull in order to do a 'correct' FLPU?
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