The Glassman Chipper: Week 21 "The Pull-Up" or "Pull-ups"

"The pull-up begins from a hang at full arm and shoulder extension and ends, regardless of grip, with the chest pressed tightly to the bar."  Strict Chest-to-Bar was the April 2003 requirement for a CrossFit pull-up.  The Glassman Chipper article for Week 21 lends emphasis to another foundational movement.  Most of us understand the importance of developed upper-body pulling strength, and still we likely do not give the pull-up its due portion of our training regiment.

One note speaks directly to Karma CrossFit athletes, "the thick handled, (rotating) pull-up bar is a grip and forearm developer of the first order. Just hanging from this beast makes you a believer."  If you think that the extra thick bars make workouts challenging, imagine if they were spinning.

Finally, to reiterate Coach Glassman's closing note, "The goal in your pull-up work is 'more.' You want, you need, more pull-ups. The more you can do the stronger you become."

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