During an exercise, the sticking point is the position where the resistance can't be overcome by the strength of the muscles. Adding isometric pauses at the sticking point of certain exercises can build strength at that weak point and can change your sticking point into your strong point. Here is a neutral grip chin up performed for (3) 8-second isometric holds (at the top, midpoint, and before lockout). During isometric holds you will gain strength 20 degrees above and below the angle of the pause. Try it out to break through plateaus on your chins.
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EATING HUMBLE PIE and BEING GRATEFUL Following a break from pull up training and at the start of a long journey back to full strength (and then some). I've been focussing a lot on shoulder rehab and rotator cuff exercises in order to lay the foundations of a strong pull up game while still working with inflammation in the shoulder. It hasn't been easy going from a set of 7 pulls down to sets of 3 but the key now seems to be low reps, working safely below my max in order to steadily build strength without irritating the shoulder. Consistency is key! I've only very recently been able to do pull ups again and have been doing mostly chin up work so while it is tempting to feel frustrated with my sets of 3, I am mostly feeling relieved to finally be back in the pull up game. Here is one of my sets of 3 followed by some activations to further strengthen my shoulders. You can really see the difference in strength between the 2 arms and how desperate my lefty is to bend. I am on the case to strengthen him up! #pullups#chinups#barstarzz#shoulder#tendinitis#rehab#prehab#rotatorcuff#thisgirlcanuk#strongwomen#calisthenics#girlswithmuscle#personaltrainer#shecantrace#urbanflowfitness#strength#strengththroughmovement