Thursday, February 24, 2011
Workout of the Day
50-40-30-20 and 10 rep rounds of:
From the article, "Pull-Ups," by Greg Glassman. CrossFit Journal, April, 2003:
The requirements for the CrossFit pull-up are simple yet tough to execute. The pull-up begins from a hang at full arm and shoulder extension and ends, regardless of grip, with the chest pressed tightly to the bar. Pulling the chest to the bar is very hard but encourages fully “opening the chest” and pulling the shoulders back or “closing the back.” In the early stages of developing a pull-up it is acceptable to bring the Adam’s apple to the bar instead of the chest, but leading with the shoulders forward rather than back is a fault that needs to be fixed long before you are going to get to 30 pull-ups.
Check your ego. If you need to use a band to get chest to bar, then do so. You will progress faster.