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Banded Pull-ups: Are They Really The Best Way To Develop Strict Strength?

When Strict Pull-ups are programmed in the gym, what do you default to if you can’t do them? For most athletes, it’s banded pull-ups. Don’t get me wrong; they have their place, but adding in other exercises will help to build strength in areas banded pull-ups fail to target.  Strict pull-ups are the foundation of […]

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20.5 CrossFit

The Complete Guide To Chest To Bar Pull-Ups: Strict & Kipping

“So what are chest to bar pull-ups?”, I asked my coach at day two of CrossFit®. They were written up on the whiteboard, and while the name of the movement seemed pretty self-explanatory… I couldn’t help but wonder, why were there so many different kinds of pull-up names? And… who cares if I can touch my […]

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Strict Pull-ups For CrossFit: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re reading this, odds are you fall into one of these categories:  You’re working towards your first strict pull-up for CrossFit.  You want to be able to do more strict pull-ups.  You want to learn how to coach strict pull-up drills and progressions more effectively.  Great, you’re in the right place. Welcome to what […]

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Her First Strict Pull-up: A 1.5 Year Journey

“I always felt like I was close to getting a pull-up, but not quite there, and not sure what to do to get myself there.”   Can you relate?   For a lot of us, there’s a time when a movement may seem completely impossible. You feel like you’ve been practicing for months, yet you’re not making […]

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The Five Best Drills For Strict Pull-ups

I’ll never forget that feeling when my chin finally made it over that bar: pure disbelief.    “Wait…. my chin is actually over the bar?? MY CHIN IS OVER THE BAR!!”  Pull-ups were always my nemesis throughout life; did anyone else out there have to get tested on them during gym/P.E. classes growing up? My tall, […]

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