Today's Workout: 072914

Weighted Pullup 3-3-3-3-3


1 Deadlift – 1 TTB – 1 Pullup in the first minute
2 each in the second minute
3 each in the third minute
Continuing for as long as possible.
Pulling strength, especially vertical, is determined by both the biceps and the latissimus dorsi, which pulls your elbows back toward your torso. However, grip strength plays a larger role than most realize.
The brachioradialis overlaps the biceps at the elbow. Since a muscle can only effectively flex one joint at a time, the brachioradialis plays an important role in pullups by flexing and extending your wrist while your biceps does its job on your elbow. Better squeezing grip = more pullups. Today, you’ll test and strengthen that grip.
Note: there’s no such thing as a ‘bicep.’ “Biceps”–meaning, ‘of two heads,’–is the singular. Though “bicep” is commonly used in mass media, it’s technically incorrect.