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How To Use Pull-ups In A Team Setting

In a previous post (http://www.cissik.com/blog/2017/10/pull-ups-for-performance-and-injury-prevention/) I wrote about the importance of the pull-up exercise and athletic strength and conditioning. My perspective in that article was why it is important and how to build up the ability to do it. In this post I’d like to talk about how to use the pull-up in a program once someone is able to do pull-ups.   Once an athlete can perform 10-12 pull-ups, it’s time to use this exercise as one of the...

Pull Ups For Performance And Injury Prevention

Athletes spend a lot of their training time pressing and jerking weights. All of this involves pushing the implement away from the body. This is important because a lot of sporting movements involve extension of the arm. For example, throwing a baseball, shooting a free throw, hitting a softball, etc.   There is another side to this. All that pressing has the potential for creating a strength imbalance at the shoulder because one motion is being focused on. This means...