How to Get Your First Pull-Up!

Episode 153 November 30, 2020 00:43:05
How to Get Your First Pull-Up!
Sweat Out; Happiness In!
How to Get Your First Pull-Up!
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Show Notes

What's up, Achievers?! This episode was prompted by one of our IG followers who asked us how they should train for pull-ups. From form to mindset to programming to technique, we've got you covered! As for the program, here it is written down: 1) Use a band you can perform 8 reps with. We like [Perform Better superbands](https://www.performbetter.com/First-Place-Superbands). We recommend getting a 1 3/4in, 1 1/8in, 3/4in, 1/2in if possible! Add in a 1in and 1/4in if you really want the full set! 2) Use the band you can get 8 reps with, but start at 5 reps. * Week 1: 3 sets of 5 * Week 2: 4 sets of 5 * Week 3: 5 sets of 5 * Week 4: 3 sets of 6 (deload) * Week 5: 4 sets of 6 * Week 6: 5 sets of 6 * Week 7: 3 sets of 7 (deload) * Week 8: 4 sets of 7 * Week 9: 5 sets of 7 * Week 10: 3 sets of 8 (deload0 * Week 11: 4 sets of 8 * Week 12: 5 sets of 8 3) Go down a band size (from 1 3/4in to 1 1/8in for example) * Week 13: 3 sets of 5 with the new band 4) Rinse and repeat! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we’d love you forever if you left a rating and review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you’d like us to answer. Until next time, sweat out; happiness in! Jason and Lauren P.S. For a list of free resources as well as more information about our in-person and virtual training services, check out this link: https://www.achievefitnessboston.com/links!

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