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01-15-07, 02:26 AM
Hello. This is my first post on this site. I was looking through previous posts and couldnt find what I was looking for so decided to post it here. I was wondering if any marine or poolee knew of tips/tricks to doing pull ups, besides the obvious,(doing them). I currently cant do more than 1 pull up. I know that is weak but I have never done them.
01-15-07, 03:13 AM
Hit the weight room and do Lat pull downs.
01-15-07, 04:50 AM
Thanks Devil. I've been working out with my recruiter and poolees. Both my recruiter and poolees said that they will get me in the shape I need to be in prior to Boot. Currently 21 yrs, 6'1 (73in), and 250lbs (need to be 241 to enlist). So hopefully I will be good 2 go by late Feb, or at least thats my goal. Thanks again Devil.
01-15-07, 05:50 AM
Keep working out and it should not be a problem. Good luck, take care, and SEMPER FI!
01-15-07, 03:01 PM
......Thanks again Devil.
I know you dont know better, so its all good for now, but file this post away somewhere that you will not lose it. and then read it again when you get to the fleet!!!!
You'll get it later.
01-15-07, 03:56 PM
Well...............I can see ANOTHER one doesn't read stuff before he starts posting.
This SAME question has been asked 15 different ways from Sunday - READ THE STICKY POOLEE THREADS!
Get a training partner. Have your partner hold your ankles while you do pull ups .... every pull-up you do slowly straighten your legs while pulling yourself up with your arms. Do as many as you can and switch. Do as many sets as you can this way and gradually work into doing as many as you can before your partner grabs your feet. It will come. Just like using a spotter on the bench. Push each other.