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  • 10 26 2012 at 2:10 pm

    To find out just how meaningful a fitness measure the pull-up really is, exercise researchers from the University of Dayton found 17 normal-weight women who could not do a single overhand pull-up. Three days a week for three months, the women focused on exercises that would strengthen the biceps and the latissimus dorsi — the large back muscle that is activated during the exercise. They lifted weights and used an incline to practice a modified pull-up, raising themselves up to a bar, over and over, in hopes of strengthening the muscles they would use to perform the real thing. They also focused on aerobic training to lower body fat.

    By the end of the training program, the women had increased their upper-body strength by 36 percent and lowered their body fat by 2 percent. But on test day, the researchers were stunned when only 4 of the 17 women succeeded in performing a single pull-up.

    “We honestly thought we could get everyone to do one,” said Paul Vanderburgh, a professor of exercise physiology and associate provost and dean at the University of Dayton, and an author of the study.

    • 10 26 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Let us help you towards your pull-up goals, not Dr. Vanderburgh.

  • 10 26 2012 at 8:51 pm

    This article is garbage.

    A crappy training protocol results in lack of results. Big surprise!

  • 10 26 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Shout out to Carly who basically made today’s WOD look like a joke, and decided to subsequently do it over again a few minutes later.

    • 10 27 2012 at 10:49 am

      You know, usually when we’re done with the Morning Mob, I look back at the MetCon results and think “That should be in contention with the afternoon crew…Take that Jay and Tony…”.

      However, today, after coming in and seeing the times for everyone on the board – I felt like William Defoe in Platoon – just shot to shit with my arms up asking “Why??? Why are you mo’fo’s so damn fast???”

      Hats off to you afternoon crews – especially you Carly – I hope you at least laughed at then end, hit your chest twice and yelled “I’m out”… Epic results..

      • 10 27 2012 at 7:01 pm

        Troy, this comment may be among my top ten CF RTP comments. The imagery. The smack talk. The acknowledgement of Carly’s superhuman strengths. So much truth. So much chuckles.

        • 10 28 2012 at 6:41 pm

          Thanks man – just know that Juggernaut’s in my top five…

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