This week, we’re getting super tactical and specific and discussing improving chest-to-bar pull-ups.

Many athletes are capable of hitting gymnastics movements when they’re not too tired, but things unravel quickly when they have to do big sets in workouts.

How should athletes think about improving chest-to-bar pull-ups? What are the requirements from a mobility perspective? From a strength perspective?

Check out the full conversation with Luke and Todd to learn:

  • What the mobility requirements are for chest-to-bar pull-ups – and how to actually get mobility drills to translate to improvements in the actual movement
  • How often to train pulling strength if you need to get stronger to improve your chest-to-bar pull-ups
  • How to balance working on the “building blocks” for a specific movement with incorporating the movement into metcons and sport specific scenarios

Listen Here

Show Notes:

  • [00:13] A lot of people can do chest-to-bar pull-ups when fresh, but lose them quickly when fatigued in a workout. What should these people be thinking about when trying to improve the movement?
  • [06:43] What should athletes think about for an assessment process in improving chest-to-bar pull-ups? What are the movement and mobility requirements? What are the strength requirements? How can athletes figure out what is the limiting factor for them?
  • [23:57] What are the strength requirements to be able to do chest-to-bar pull-ups? How often should athletes train pulling strength if that is something that they need to improve?
  • [31:00] How should athletes balance training to improve a skill like chest-to-bar pull-ups with incorporating that skill into sport specific training scenarios?
  • [39:00] Summary of practical takeaways