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    Wing like lats from pull ups!

    How many here love to do pull ups? I hear it's the best kind of lat workout to do. Is it difficult for you at first to do many?

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    I never really do them that much but they are good for building the lats

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    I rather do lat pulldowns!
    Than pullups!
    Because I have long arms and I cant do that many, but Ive been forcing my self to do them lately!

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    I do lat pulldowns as well, I weigh to damn much and cant do that many pullups.

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    Wide grip pull-ups are the first thing on my back workout. I can really see how much stronger I am getting b/c of when I can do more. Once I get into it for a few weeks, I can get 15 the first set, then 12, then a few sets of 8. Mind you I'm only 200 lbs.

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    I Love Pull-Ups! They are my favorite exercise for back. I try to do them with out straps so I can get my grip strong. I do As many as i can until I get to 50 reps, just like Arnold Schwarzenegger did them. At 240 I can do alot of Pull-ups.

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    i agree with 3733 i rather do lat pull downs than pull ups. but i have alotta respect for people who can do a lot of pull ups.

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    I do pull ups and lat pull downs. Love them both! Both have definitely made a big difference in my lats!!!!!!

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    What can make you stronger for doing pull ups?

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    Holly crap, Freak! You are just that...a freak of nature. That is truly awesome bro! I didn't think that was even possible. Are you doing 50 reps now?

    I usually do pull downs and honestly I think everyone can tell that I don't bust ass with the pull ups...my back is thick but the taper sucks. Plus pull ups make my shoulders pop.

    Theron, see if your gym has a pull up machine with counter weights. The one at my gym doubles as a dip machine. Add as little weight possible, but enought to allow for 10-12 reps for 3 or 4 sets. I'm not an expert, but that should help you get use to the movement and get you to regular pull ups in no time. You can also try using a spotter...legs bent, he/she holds your feet and can help you cheat on the last few reps.

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    Theron, you can also just do alot of heavy pull downs, thats what helped me get started by doing them.

    Daty Fanatic i dont think i can do 50 reps in a row but the sets are getting shorter. but to be honest with you i havent done pull-ups in awhile because im getting ready for a powerlifting meet.

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    my fav back workout is half pull ups,half pull downs on machine. im 265 pounds so its hard for me to get a lot of pull ups so I try to do about 8 pull ups then after that run to the pull down machine right after and superset 8 pulldowns,this kicks my backs ass every week

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    I was never a big fan of lat pull downs, wide grip chins for me all the way.

    I dont know if any of your gyms have one of those weighted machines that lets u do wide grip chins but kind of "spots" you because your standing on a lever with an adjustable amount of weight on it.. Anyway, I used one of those when i started doing chins in the begining

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