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Unread 03-07-2017, 07:59 AM
billb7581 billb7581 is offline
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Default Going from not chinning to chinning

Pretty overweight 6'4" 265 about 27%BF

Progressed from Inverted Rows to negatives.. now I can kinda jump up and grab the handles, and using that momentum do about 2/3rds of a chin with a controlled negative. Would that be the best way to proceed?

Was doing 15 negative hangs on my chin up day, would 10-15 sets of 1 "cheat" pull ups be the way to go?
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Unread 03-07-2017, 08:13 AM
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Probably not.

You're miles off. Lose 10kg and you'll have it
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Unread 03-07-2017, 09:24 AM
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Build pulldown to 10% over bodyweight and lose fat and then try

Negatives aren't effective IMO or IME
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Unread 03-07-2017, 09:39 AM
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I have heard different things about negatives.. thanks for chiming in Lyle, I was wondering what your experiences were with them.
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Unread 03-07-2017, 11:36 AM
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Negatives tend to have poor carryover to lifting. Another approach is to use tubing under your eet to unweight it but this nonsense about not being able to build chins with non-chins is just that.

I once took a female trainee from zero to 5 chins over 6 weeks with nothing but Hammer strength back work. Get strong and lose fat.
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Unread 03-13-2017, 06:04 AM
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I switched my diet up, shot up to 269 due to more carbs/water, now down to 264 again.. will weigh in at the gym today. Bought a food scale, and am on a better diet.

For me, Low carb was too high fat to facilitate any weight loss, it was an excuse to eat tons of cheese and processed meats and stuff. And doing Starting Strength, depleted, flat out sucked... Adding some complex carbs/fiber back in has kept me full, and has ended night time snacking aside from an odd apple here and there.

Glucometer readings have been ok with this setup.. post prandial usually much lower than 160...they give you a 180 allowance for being diabetic, but I try to stay below 160 like a "normal" person.

I will try chinning again once my BW and lat pulldown converge.

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