Originally Posted by Brendan Dudley
Have you moved from Weighted Pull-Ups to Weighted Chins? Are you using a supinated grip?
I have plateaued at 50# for WPU atm, this is why I'm asking.
P.S. Nice job on the back handsprings!
I have always used Chin (supinated) grip for my pulling exercises because of the bicep contribution and high translation to pulls. Just pulled 65x3x4 today with that grip (as shown below).
If you plateau'd I would suggest keeping on increasing the weight and decreasing reps, then when you plateau again, go back and try the lower weights at higher volume again. Just my opinion because its simple and it works - though it may not be optimal.
3/11/2010 - Gymnastics Day. Went back and worked more on those handsprings. Need to man up and start doing them on tumble tracks.
3/12/2010 - Visit. Rest Day. Was way overworked from this week so needed the rest.
3/13/2010 - Visit. Rest Day.
3/14/2010 - Rest Day.
3/15/2010 - Rest Day. Taught Parkour Class but this was very low intensity.
3/16/2010 - Sick Day. Slacked. Went well considering I hadn't done it in a while. Did not feel strong at all.
500m on lvl 7 in 2:00
Pain under the R. Patella so cut it short. Pain never resurfaced. Fluke..?
Form went to total shit at 260. Stepping back the weight.
105x1 + interrupted + .5
I think all the sugar I have been eating has been screwing with strength and recovery. Also, it was a very off day. Will try 105x3x5 again next time because I do believe I have it...maybe need a session at lower weight to build back up to it but I SHOULD have it.
3/17/2010 - Rest Day.
3/18/2010 - Rest Day.
3/19/2010 - Light Snowboarding Day. Was showing someone the ropes so it was a very low intensity day for me. That person, though, woke up in QUITE a lot of pain! haha
3/20/2010 - Rest Day. Hung out around town.
3/21/2010 - Visit ended. Work Day. Felt stronger than last time.
500m on lvl 7 in 1:52
Felt great. All in the posterior chain.
Feels OK but I think form is going to slow. Progress VERY slowly. 230x3x5 next time. Focus on a tight back.
Did not want to go for 5 because I didn't want to push too hard for the 5th rep. Decided to stick with sets of 4. 65x3x5 next time! Whoo!!!!