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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-01-20, 07:49 AM
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I am a slacker, i haven't ridden since last year. Sad.

I will fix that today.
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What's a good exercise for pull up training?
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What's this thread about?
Apparently it's about math - Addition.
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What's a good exercise for pull up training?
Who needs pull ups when cycling? You might be doing it wrong. Or do you mean for long rides when bladder control is an issue?
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Who needs pull ups when cycling? You might be doing it wrong. Or do you mean for long rides when bladder control is an issue?
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I managed the last post in the last Addiction.

Reverse podium?
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Who needs pull ups when cycling? You might be doing it wrong. Or do you mean for long rides when bladder control is an issue?

You mean these?
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I’d rock those.
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You mean these?
A good reason not to over-hydrate.
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A good reason not to over-hydrate.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What's a good exercise for pull up training?
I tried working on pullups a couple years ago. Doubled my capabilities in 3 months. Went from 2 to 4.

Since you're starting from zero, the possibilities are infinite.
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Kudos. I wasn't ready for the morning close curve ball.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I tried working on pullups a couple years ago. Doubled my capabilities in 3 months. Went from 2 to 4.

Since you're starting from zero, the possibilities are infinite.
So what did you do to improve? I don't have access to pull up bar most of the time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
So what did you do to improve? I don't have access to pull up bar most of the time.
I'm approx 3 blocks from a pull-up bar, so I can try any time I want.

100 pushups a day should help a little. Doesn't hit the right muscles but some overlap.

If you have a resistance band there are a few exercises that hit similar muscles.

If your doorways have casework, you could try pullups on the that if you have (or want) rock-climber fingers. Careful, as I have torn casework off a doorway trying this.
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Maybe I’ll install a pull-up bar in my utility room, then again, maybe not.
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What's a good exercise for pull up training?
Assisted pull-ups.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post

100 pushups a day should help a little.
How much return on one push-up a day? Asking for a friend.
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