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    First of all, I would like to thank you for all your work and contents you put out!

    I recently started the Hypertrophy I template, and I have a question on the upper back work on GPP days.
    I'm 6 ft tall and weigh about 196 lbs. I can do 2 chins @ 9-9.5. In the template, it says to do 2 sets of upper back x 12-20 @ 8-9.
    I would very much like to do 12-20 reps of chins @ 8-9, but it's not possible atm.

    If my main goal is to be able to do more chins, which option would be better for me?
    1. Try to do a total of 24 reps of chins.
    2. Do as many chins as I can do (increase total reps every week if possible), and get the rest of the volume by doing lat pulldowns, db rows, etc.
    I was thinking about going with option 1, but I'm afraid that I would be too exhausted to complete the rest of the GPP workouts and my next workout.

    Thank you,

  • #2

    Thanks for the post!

    In this scenario I would do a different exercise, e.g. rows, pull downs, or similar.

    I would practice chins at the end of 2 of your training days by trying to do 1 rep every minute on the minute for 10 minutes. Once this is easy, try and do 2 reps for the first half, then 1 rep for the 2nd half. Once you can do that, then try and do 2 reps EMOM for the whole 10 minutes. Keep working up from there to get your chin up numbers up.

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    • #3
      Thank you for the advice!