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Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« on: July 08, 2009, 02:04:46 PM »
Hey there!

Is there a different body weight exercise that works the same muscles as a pull up? I don't have easy access to a place I can practice them... especially just as a basic warm up.

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 02:24:12 PM »
Effective tool for alternative workouts in my opinion is a resistance band. They can be used and modified to perform almost every exercise that is praised for Parkour. Pull Downs instead of pull ups to get you started there. Check em out, easy to take along anywhere and very inexpensive.
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 03:28:48 PM »
If possible, I'd like something that requires NO tools. Thanks, and sorry, haha.

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 04:02:07 PM »
inverted rows... find something you can hang off
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 04:12:12 PM »
You can always use a chair to assist your pull ups til you're strong and confident enough in your ability to take it away. Tools are here to help...even if you can't afford or find a chair...find something similar to help you and you'll be well on your way towards your goal.
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 08:04:43 PM »
I never said I can't do pull ups... I just don't have anywhere to do them. I need a workout that focuses on the same muscle groups that I can just do in my room without any tools or anything.

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 08:12:03 PM »
I cant think of one that works the EXACT same muscles, especially without tools. So just go do some handstand push ups do like 60 that should equal about 1 pull up. :-Sarcasm Well Pullups mainly work your back so do back exercises/bicept excersises, and maybe wall climbs.

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 09:13:45 PM »
Good enough. Thanks! :)

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 09:39:42 PM »
Anytime :)
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 08:23:41 AM »
inverted rows off the side of a table work just fine.

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 09:33:59 AM »
So just go do some handstand push ups do like 60 that should equal about 1 pull up. :-Sarcasm

Hmmmmmmm I think thats a little reversed...(yes I saw the  :-Sarcasm)
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 02:31:06 PM »
So just go do some handstand push ups do like 60 that should equal about 1 pull up. :-Sarcasm

Hmmmmmmm I think thats a little reversed...(yes I saw the  :-Sarcasm)

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 07:31:10 PM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaha you got me Xavier.

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 11:55:12 AM »
Iron gym is just 30 bucks... but I've see pull up bars that go as low as 20 bucks.
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2009, 09:13:10 AM »
excuse my lack of knowlage here - wtf is a pulldown?
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2009, 09:58:39 AM »
excuse my lack of knowlage here - wtf is a pulldown?

I never heard of it either, but a google search gave me this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulldown_exercise
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2009, 03:00:21 PM »
Ahh, ok thanks man  :) I guess the name should have given it away.
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009, 07:51:03 AM »
Don't do pulldowns
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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009, 01:15:32 PM »
excuse my lack of knowlage here - wtf is a pulldown?
When you hang from a ledge or pipe and then bring your body up and down I think. Isn't a pulldown another name for a pull up?

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Re: Warmup - Pullups Substitute?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2009, 03:52:41 PM »
excuse my lack of knowlage here - wtf is a pulldown?
When you hang from a ledge or pipe and then bring your body up and down I think. Isn't a pulldown another name for a pull up?

No, pulldowns are on a machine in the gym where you sit down and pull the bar down to you.

Don't use them. Do pullups or pullups on ledges (like you're referring to).
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