Any gurus here on improving pull up numbers?
I seem to be stuck at 5 to 6 pull ups. Which lately is aggravating the muscle on my upper forearm. Which could be tennis elbow, or whatever. It’s not throbbing afterward like some with tennis elbow get, but I feel it when I am doing pull ups. I’ve been reducing that the last few weeks with the youtube physical therapist video I found on massaging it, which seems to help. What can’t you learn on youtube. LoL.
I don’t think the lingering tennis elbow injury is my weak point though, it is actually getting better. I switched over to calisthenics a few weeks ago from free weights to avoid all these joint/tendon injuries my age seems to be inviting. I think it is more the scapula muscles in the back.
Anyway, maybe too much background info in the first place, but I’m thinking my problem might be that I am only doing pull ups once a week when I work my back. It could be that to break through that pull up barrier, I need to start doing it twice a week, so I plan on trying that. Also adding at the end of some of my other work outs some bar hang time, where I just activate my scapula muscles up and down and side to side. I should say that I already do single jump pull ups after my regular sets of pull ups, and Australian pull ups as well on my back day. Which are supposed to be tips on increasing pull ups. I’m a very impatient guy when it comes to seeing results. LoL.
I have searched youtube and came up with http://armstrongpullupprogram.com/ which is supposed to increase your pull ups. But that’s a 5 day a week pull up program. I might try it if what I said before doesn’t work or if someone else doesn’t have better advice.