Originally Posted by thejokerswild
Very good on the pull ups. Would you recommend boxers use that as a priority for upper body training?
With the bodyweight exercises (ie push ups, pull ups, pull ups) do you use the strict military form the PT instructors would make you do?
I've trained with army guys who do dead weight pull ups, it was very difficult.
Cheers mate. and i would yeah. pull ups/chin ups (along with press ups and dips) form the core of my training/strength work. personally, for me they kick the shit out of weight training etc. but yeah, i'd definately make them a priority. i do 100 -150 per day and 300-400 press ups on top of whatever else i'm doing cos you just can't beat them. i've converted my younger brother to them too (he's 1
and he loves them now. his max is around 30 and he's up to 6-7 with 30kg on his back.
Dead hangs are good, but mostly for strengthening form and getting better at doing them as it takes a lot out of the arms just hanging. same with negative chins for building the biceps. my advice would be to just do them however you feel best doing them (dead hangs, pull ups/chins, with weight etc, or do them all like we do
) but do press ups and dips too. And yeah i tend to use strict form with pull ups (no swinging!) and close grip press ups, unless i'm specifically doing wide or tricep (diamond) press ups.
The pull up/push workout is a good one for adding reps to your max.
Pull ups: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
press ups: 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,20,18,16,14,12,10,8,6,4,2
Abs: (your choice of exercises) 5,10,15,20,25,30,35,35,30,25,20,15,10,5.
This gives you 110 pull ups, 220 press ups and 280 sit ups. Aim to do it in a 20-30 min session
Do this for 10 days on top of your regular routine then don't do any upper body work for a couple days. on day 14 test your pull up/chin up max and i bet you've added at least 5-10 reps
this routine took a mate of mine (who was recovering from injury) from 6 pull ups to 16.
Good luck mate, need any more advive just let me know