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Old 03-17-2013, 07:04 PM
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165 and you could go up to 190? Dang man. Hope you get what you want. I'm 197 or plus or minus 2 and I'd be fine with 190 too.
Well I'm 6'1" and long armed/legged. I'm about an inch and a half in the legs and 2-3 inches skinnier in the arms than average, plus some pretty underdeveloped upper back muscles. Muscle being more dense, that could easily account for a good 20 lbs I'm sure.
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At 165, I'm not too concerned about weighing too much. In fact, once I'm working well with the weight I'm at, I hope to gain and have more weight to work with. Up to about 190 with low body fat would probably work well with my body.

And update: did 30 push-ups today and managed to squeeze out...don't laugh...a 3rd pull-up.
Nope, not laughing. Full pull-ups are a rarity nowadays. Most people can't even hang on a bar for more than a few seconds.

Did you know the Air Force doesn't even require pull-ups in their physical tests?

Also, at 6'1" 165lbs, you'll be able to progress relatively quickly.
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Nope, not laughing. Full pull-ups are a rarity nowadays. Most people can't even hang on a bar for more than a few seconds.

Did you know the Air Force doesn't even require pull-ups in their physical tests?

Also, at 6'1" 165lbs, you'll be able to progress relatively quickly.
That is all quite sad. A few seconds? I'm not a chin up master, but can do a few. Surely I can hold myself for a while.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:04 PM
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That is all quite sad. A few seconds? I'm not a chin up master, but can do a few. Surely I can hold myself for a while.
I can do more chin ups than pull ups...if I have my hand positioning right. Is it chin ups for palms facing toward you and pull ups facing away? I still have a lot of work to do for both.

As far as legs go, I read pistol squats were good, so I thought, “What the hell is a pistol squat?” Then I looked them up and found this video. I don't hate anyone, but I have strong feelings of hostility for this guy.

http://youtu.be/TWvIu7s-vIM
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No doubt. Back in the day I had a personal trainer for awhile and he had me doing those. Jerk.

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As far as legs go, I read pistol squats were good, so I thought, “What the hell is a pistol squat?” Then I looked them up and found this video. I don't hate anyone, but I have strong feelings of hostility for this guy.

http://youtu.be/TWvIu7s-vIM
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:51 PM
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No doubt. Back in the day I had a personal trainer for awhile and he had me doing those. Jerk.
I do fine getting down, that is, until I fall on my ass.
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This might be TMI, but my trainer was laughing as I was doing them 2 days before Thanksgiving one year...telling me I would curse him out as I was on the crapper on Thanksgiving Day. Sure enough, due to the delayed onset muscle soreness, I was hurting so bad. He was right, I was calling him every name in the book getting on and off the throne.

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This might be TMI, but my trainer was laughing as I was doing them 2 days before Thanksgiving one year...telling me I would curse him out as I was on the crapper on Thanksgiving Day. Sure enough, due to the delayed onset muscle soreness, I was hurting so bad. He was right, I was calling him every name in the book getting on and off the throne.
Lol. I have pleasant memories watching friends noobie waddle to the toilet followed by a loud yelp. Been there, done that.

In terms of falling on your ass, it's due to lack of ankle mobility and/or hamstring flexibility. In my case, it's both. Both of those things are fixable, but they take a while.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 AM
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In terms of falling on your ass, it's due to lack of ankle mobility and/or hamstring flexibility. In my case, it's both. Both of those things are fixable, but they take a while.
What if it's both? That's probably the case for me.
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For me, it's both as well. You just have to work on both your ankle mobility and hip mobility.

http://www.mobilitywod.com/

For all your mobility needs.
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