Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blast Strap Pullups

Sometimes you just don't want to do pullups off the 2 x 4, you want to have an actual handle. So, I did this:

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. . . so we could do this:

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It worked great, and the handles didn't move at all for me or either of the two guys I was training. Plus, you get a little rotation of the handle as you pull, so you can keep a firm grip without tearing up your hands holding on. If we'd brought out chalk I'd have used that to, to keep grip from being the limiter.

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