I’ve done 4 weeks of body weight rows 3 times a week using my state-of-the-art in-office broomstick over chair backs set up. 3 sets of 8 reps, alternating between overhand and underhand grip.
I think I’ve gotten stronger with this work, but I don’t feel any closer to doing a pullup than before.
I went to a workshop last Saturday for pullups and I now have a formal plan for getting my chin over the bar. Unfortunately, the plan includes some movements that I can’t perform in my state-of-the-art in-office broomstick over chair backs set up…
So I’m going to keep working on it. Keep sliding my feet farther away as I do the body weight rows and try my best to do the program work. Or a reasonable facsimile thereof.
Because I want to do a pullup. Not only would it be totally badass, but it also improves my ability to do other strength movements without injury. A strong back can hardly be bad for a backpacker, right?