How do I get better at pull-ups?

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    Nicholas Alonzo
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    So I have this issue with wide grip pull-ups I suck at them and I don't know how to fix this.I have stalled out at around 10-12 body weight pull-up per set but I can't seem to do any more reps and I can't seem to add any weight. Dips on the other hand I'm adding like 5-7.5 lbs per week with my dip belt Do I have overly weak lats or something? How do I break through this plateau I've had for months?

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    Richard Schmitt
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    I would just lower your reps and add weight. Do that for a couple of weeks, and then attempt to do BW pull-ups.

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    Nicholas Alonzo
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    I would just lower your reps and add weight. Do that for a couple of weeks, and then attempt to do BW pull-ups.

    If I add like 5lbs I can only do like 5 reps I don't know if that's enough to stimulate my muscles?

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    Richard Schmitt
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    I would just lower your reps and add weight. Do that for a couple of weeks, and then attempt to do BW pull-ups.

    If I add like 5lbs I can only do like 5 reps I don't know if that's enough to stimulate my muscles?

    Yes, especially if you're doing 4-5 sets, also the basic rep range for building strength. Which in turn will help increase reps at a lower weight, i.e. your body weight.

    #228697

    Brandon D Christ
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    I wouldn't do wide grip pullups until you've mastered regular pullups.  Wide grip pullups are much, much harder than regular pullups.  You just have to get stronger.What do you do for pullups currently?

    #228698

    Roadblock
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    How is this guy a newbie AND a mod?

    #228699

    Spatz
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    How is this guy a newbie AND a mod?

    Extreme talent (0%) and a touch of luck (100%).He was the 100,000th member and won a title?

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    Melvin McLain
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    Or someone punched the wrong button (he's been a member less than 2 weeks). 😀

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    Brandon D Christ
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    How is this guy a newbie AND a mod?

    Haha I made a comment about that in another thread.  Pretty sure it's a mistake.

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