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Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

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Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Guitar_maniac on Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:51 am

Isn't this influenced greatly by the shoulders? As stabilizers?

I have a "problem" that my legs start to push forward, angling my body to about 20 - 30 degrees to the bar, so i tried to be completely straight and it really hit on my shoulders, or am i just begging for an injury? I know it's natural for a body to angle a bit, but i wanted to try keeping it straight. It seems like to same effect as doing lever movements ( i haven't done them, just thinking the theory behind them feels the same). Hope u got my point!

Thought i'd make sure from u guys before continuing this way.
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Dave on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:16 pm

Maybe try bending your legs behind you.
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Journeyman on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:57 pm

^ This.

Also, I'm pretty sure it's either an issue with how your lats fire (which isn't really a problem)--rowing yourself to the bar rather than pulling straight down. It could also be a shoulder flexibility issue; if your shoulders aren't flexible it won't feel natural to pull straight down, but rather down from in front, if that makes sense.
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Cesar on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:22 pm

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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Dave on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:25 pm

Haha Guitar_ maniac, you've just been told! :wth: :eyebrows:
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Journeyman on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:45 pm

I'm not sure about that actually, I've seen plenty of people 'drifting' forwards even with knees bent back... won't hurt to try, though.
Adding weight via a belt usually keeps you pretty much vertical.
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Rix on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:09 pm

could tie your shoe laces to something behind you to keep them straight. but legs drifting forward is just natural and the body balancing isnt it? maybe bend the legs and do pull ups wide and behind the neck?
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Journeyman on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Rixstar wrote:could tie your shoe laces to something behind you to keep them straight

I can't see that ending well at all :lol:

You could just embrace it and do all your pullups with your knees tucked in to your chest/stomach. I did that for a while.
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Rix on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:33 am

hahaha true :facepalm:
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Re: Trying to keep body in a vertical line during pullups..

Post by Dave on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Yeah in the end I don't think being completely straight really matters... at all. Unless you are noticing some kind of distinct pain from the movement, then as Jman said, just embrace it and pull.
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