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Wanna do more pull ups?

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Wanna do more pull ups?

Wanna do more pull ups?

Wanna do more pull ups?

Contrary to what you might think, soley working on doing many reps of pull-ups is not the optimal way to increase the maximum amount of pull ups you can do.

Endurance is actually related to strength in that you have a very high endurance when lifing loads lighter than 25% of your 1-repetition maximum. Therefore, increasing your 1-RM, i.e. increasing your strength will help you immensely with increasing the maximum amount of reps you can perform with lighter weights.

Therefore you should train pull-ups with heavy weight or do heavy lat pull-downs with a load of 1-4 RM. Of course, high rep training is also beneficial, especially for increase light weight endurance. Therefore, ideally, a combination of both training methods will allow you to maximize your pull-up reps. .
This is based on comparisons between wrestlers and weightlifters where wrestlers can do a few more more repetitions for any given % of their 1RM (they have high muscular enduance). The benefit is not that high for heavy weights around 60% of 1RM.

Weightlifters, however, are generally stronger and will be able to do more repetitions of a given relatively heavy weight.

Source:

Vladimir Zatsiorsky, William Kraemer. Science and Practice of Strength Training. January 2006.

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