Hey everyone, first post, really excited to join the forums
I've been trying to work on L-pullups recently, and it's not going that well. I can do about 10-12 strict pullups depending on the grip, and I can hold an l-sit with my fists on the ground (not flexible enough to use my palms yet) for about 20 seconds.
But if I'm hanging from a bar, I cannot for the life of me get out of the dead hang when I'm in the L. Something about the orientation of my shoulders/upper back makes it so that I'm pulling with just my biceps - I can't activate my back at all.
So my question is: is something off w my technique (e.g. if I stop juuuust short of a dead hang I can do l-pullups just fine), or do I just need stronger biceps?
Sorry about my anatomical ignorance, but what seems to be happening is that when I do a regular strict pullup, I arch my back a bit at the bottom of the hang (angling my chest towards the bar). Getting into the L forces me to round my back a bit (I lose the lumbar curve anyway), ergo no pulling strength. So I suppose another problem is that I have tight hamstrings?