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Kstenson


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The Elusive One-Arm Pullup
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Has anyone ever managed to work their way up to a one arm pull ups solely through building their two arm chin-up reps?

I'm planning on using weighted pull ups and assisted pull ups to work my way up to one,

does anyone have any training regime's they would recommend from personal experience?


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weighted pull ups, 1 arm lock off neg resistance- lock off then slowly lower


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What is your goal?

If it is to win beer at a party with pull up contests then I'm all for it.

You can get some rockrings and offset them. That seems to be the answer.


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Haha not going to lie, the wow factor is attractive but the main reason is because I honestly enjoy bodyweight training and tracking my progress, the post-session burn and feelings of accomplishment are great.

Definitely will try to win some beer, don't worry about that


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http://www.beastskills.com/

That'll get ya going.


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Doing more reps isn't going to get you very far, you need to increase resistance otherwise you'll just be building endurance which won't help with the one-arm. Stick with weighted pulls, locks offs and negatives. Also, read that beastskills article there's some good tips in it.


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The training book I have called "conditioning for climbers" covers training for one arm pull ups. The recommended exercise is to do regular pull ups until you can do about 20 in a row. From there start off setting your hanging hands 4" at a time until you can do 20 pull ups like that (ie one hand 4" higher than the other). Then move up to 8" offset, etc. until you can do one arm pull ups.


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NelsonDay wrote:
The training book I have called "conditioning for climbers" covers training for one arm pull ups.

Sounds like you need another book.

Jay


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jt512 wrote:
NelsonDay wrote:
The training book I have called "conditioning for climbers" covers training for one arm pull ups.

Sounds like you need another book.

Jay

I found some good tips for you jay.

''you can examine why you do certain things and perhaps realize that the only reason you're doing them is to make a good impression, and it's backfiring on you!''

''Just because you're confident doesn't mean you have to act like you're better than anyone else. Don't do or say things that might let you appear to be arrogant, like bragging about your wealth or success.''

''Most people dislike arguing. Simply state that you disagree and refrain from setting yourself up as an expert on the subject. A "know-it-all" stance grates on peoples' nerves.''


To clarify, these are tips on how to stop being annoying.

But then again, i get a strong feeling that your a firm believer of the phrase ''any publicity is good publicity''.

I do find it very hard to not bring myself down to your level and resort to childish name calling.. you just have that effect.


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Any particular reason you think you need to do an OAP? It's really not that helpful (to climbing) in my opinion, at least for my body type and skill (taller, muscular).

I used to be able to do 2 one arms each arm but was only climbing in the lower 12 range...

Now I can't even do an OAP but just ticked my 4th 5.13 and onsight 5.12 pretty consistently. My weaknesses were clearly other things like recruitment, finger strength, technique and other stuff. When I addressed those issues, I became a much better climber.

For me (and it is all about "what is right for you") a small amount of campus training and hangboarding (not pulls, deadhangs) was way more valuable than all those OAPS, though they were great as a party trick!!!


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ceebo wrote:
jt512 wrote:
NelsonDay wrote:
The training book I have called "conditioning for climbers" covers training for one arm pull ups.

Sounds like you need another book.

Jay

I found some good tips for you jay.

''you can examine why you do certain things and perhaps realize that the only reason you're doing them is to make a good impression, and it's backfiring on you!''

''Just because you're confident doesn't mean you have to act like you're better than anyone else. Don't do or say things that might let you appear to be arrogant, like bragging about your wealth or success.''

''Most people dislike arguing. Simply state that you disagree and refrain from setting yourself up as an expert on the subject. A "know-it-all" stance grates on peoples' nerves.''


To clarify, these are tips on how to stop being annoying.

But then again, i get a strong feeling that your a firm believer of the phrase ''any publicity is good publicity''.

I do find it very hard to not bring myself down to your level and resort to childish name calling.. you just have that effect.
Wow. Seriously?


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suprasoup wrote:
http://www.beastskills.com/

That'll get ya going.

Wow, there's a lot of interesting stuff on that site.

Curt


airscape


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curt wrote:
suprasoup wrote:
http://www.beastskills.com/

That'll get ya going.

Wow, there's a lot of interesting stuff on that site.

Curt

I kind of wish I had that info when I was younger.


Kstenson


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Yeah I'm actually a pretty devoted beast skills user, its got my front lever, back lever and muscle ups to a good standard.

I know the OAC doesn't offer any real benefit to rock climbing, the reason I want the skill is to complete the classic bodyweight exercise checklist.

The main reason I asked the OP question was out of interest to see whether anyone has actually managed to obtain a one arm chin up literally from working on their two arm chin up reps to the point of insanity, but I guess that really isn't a viable option at all.


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