The funny thing is I can do most of the exercises in the beginner program and probably the 1st class as well but when I have to do them in sequence I run out of gas. I gather that I don't have to do the requirements for progression in one sitting
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exercisegarage wrote:Bo.S.S. wrote:I don't think this question deserves it's own thread so I'll ask it here. When doing let me ups with straight legs are they beyond my ability if I can only get my chest halfway up to the bar. I ask because I reckon I can meet most of the criteria for the 1st class program excluding the aforementioned let me ups
My suggestion would be to take a trick from Pull Ups (another difficult move for most people): Start at the top of the stroke and slowly let yourself drop. Try to get where you can control your downward movement such that it takes you 20-25 seconds. For pull-ups, every rep you can do "negatively" for 25 seconds equates to one rep positively (very rough estimate, of course).
Since you made a comment on pull-ups, for those that have a hard time with pull-ups, you can use a band. It will help with both the up movement (concentric) and the down movement (eccentric). I can't wait until the book (YAYOG) arrives so that I know what some of the terms mean, like 'let me ups.'
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