I ain't talking "wang doodle" pull-ups either here.
(Sorry that I gotta say that up front, my friend, but you'd be amazed at the inquiries I get - I once got from none other Bozo Schofield saying "my wife won't make love to me since I have a small penis").
(He was on Freak-Book under a different nick in my group there. I believe he still is, hehe.I ain't had the heart to kick him out (but I am sure this gives him more ideas which I eagerly await and anticipate so I can share more with y'all!)).
But anyway, God(dess) pity the woman who would be with Bozo, much less marry him or be in a relationship, even one he pays. (with stolen funds).
But anyway, pull-ups.
A long time ago, another old man in China (and again, this was during my afternoon shift workouts) with a great Alsatian dog (thankfully not the pink rat dogs the Chinese so love! - I love German Shepherds. ALWAYS been my favorite) used to see me doing pull-ups out there, and often tried to do what I did.
Of course, he tried as EVERYONE does the "chin up" style.
To his credit, he got ONE out ... almost.
(No Schofield not that one).
Thats another thing, the people constantly carping on chin ups for SHOW, and not doing the REAL strength builder - pull-ups.
I have covered reasons on that one before, so won't get into it again.
But anyway, as he saw me doing 'em, he'd often make the sign with his hand.
Like a flat hand at the base of the neck, as if he were chopping it off.
HE meant, thats how you do pull-ups.
I was doing them to the chest, of course ...
But this old man (not one of my favorites admittedly, but friendly enough anyway - not favorite because he talked too much, and didnt do the thing) had it spot on.
Lots of you have gotten good at pull-ups after investing in my course "Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS!" and yes, it truly is the best out there for newbies at the pull-up, or even Jim Shim guys who claim they're big and can bench Manhattan when they're FAT and can't do a pull-up or hang on to the bar after YEARS of trying at the gym (and after all the advice the idiot trainers at the gym gave 'em).
But lots of you, and I've noticed then when coaching, even those of you that do it without momentum like I tell you to - bring the chin up to the bar, slightly beyond, and then repeat.
Now, this is great.
Thats how it's meant to be done, but for max effect?
You dont just bring your chin across the bar and repeat.
You pause - and you pull up just that little more until your Adam's apple or preferably base of the neck is touching the pull-up bar, THEN you repeat!
This last bit, my friend, if you're using the lats - really CRUNCHES The biceps.
Not the peak.
Not the third intergalactic strand the bros pump.
But the BOTTOM of the muscle, where it starts, and this does more to build trap and bicep strength than anything else, including all the chin-ups you do.
Even the chin up, when it really hits you, you'll feel the muscle "bulging out".
FRom the bottom.
And with the pull-ups, your elbows will naturally come down to LATS if you do 'em right.
Truly lats like bats, hehe.
So remember, much like in life - with the pull-up - the LAST bit is what counts!
Napoloen Hill said it for life of course.
MOst men experience their greatest successes just a step beyond their greatest failure.
Read "Three Feet from Gold" for more on that or a condensed version in Think and Grow Rich.
But for now, thats the point.
PS - It's impossible not to talk shoulders with traps, no? That part of the body that everyon eloves, Bozos, gym goers, women, real strength trainees and so forth?
Well, get building them in a superlative manner with Barnstormer Shoulders now, and turn into a human beast with the routines therein.
Move over "Simple and Effective Diet". THIS is the book that is Simple and Effective, as a customer said!