I gotta say there's something extremely spiritual about pull ups. Maybe I'll break that down for y'all later, but at the mean time...
PULL UP! PULL UP! PULL UP! PULL UP!
On my mission to do 1,000 pull ups in one day within one routine, I've been increasing my max reps along the way. This time around, we're gunning for 400 total pull ups. This mighty move might be the best upper body workout you can do (weights or no weights). Incorporating your entire body into each rep is SO easy and helps to stabilize your core almost as well as planks. Not only are you engaging your lats, back, biceps and shoulders, you may even get a little pump in your chest if your form is just right for long enough. I'm a HUGE advocate for all forms of pull ups.
PULL UP, SAVE A LIFE!
I'm using the same format as the 1991 Pull Up routine we posted a while back. Just upping the reps and rounds.
I do this on my indoor pull up bar (best investment ever), but if you don't have one of those, substitute these palms facing and reverse chin up grips with the usual.
ROUNDS 1 & 2
Behind The Neck - 20 reps
Wide Grip - 20 reps
Palms Facing Wide Grip - 20 reps
Palms Facing Close Grip - 20 reps
Regular Width Grip - 20 reps
Chin Ups - 20 reps
Close Grip - 20 reps
Reverse Chin Ups - 20 reps
(Reverse chin ups happen when the back of your head goes in front of the bar. This puts more emphasis/weight on your biceps and is an excellent last move)
You're going to do 2 rounds of 160 pull ups for a running total of 320.
I'm going to do you a favor and let the last 80 be a "your choice" medley. Pick FOUR of your favorite grips and bust out 20 reps each to reach your grand total of 400!!!! Then all of your conversations with your friends you don't need as friends can be like this.
Who wouldn't want that type of empowering dialogue?! lmao But seriously, this routine is so amazing because you're building mental focus, strength and endurance and physical strength, focus and endurance AT THE SAME TIME. Say goodbye to those days of feeling weak and doing nothing productive with your life and say aloha to these world saving pull ups.
You already know your mental and spiritual clarity levels are going to be off the charts. You'll most likely be very sore the next few days, but that's a good thing. Let your muscles rest and recharge so you can run through this routine again with even more ease!
1,000 pull ups coming soon!!!!
LIFE IS MOVEMENT.
CLEAR BODY. CLEAR MIND. CLEAR SOUL.
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