Training pullups and biceps are KILLING me.
Hi Guys, I'm trying to up my pullups numbers for the upcoming PCC and I'm really having trouble with my biceps and forearms doing pullups. For a while it was just the right arm but now it's getting into both. I have gone back and forth between chins and pulls and although I can do more chins, they are worse on my arms.
Pullups have always been my weak point. I'm just under 5'9" but have a nearly ridiculous 73" reach. So, maybe the long arms are a disadvantage although I don't want to get hung up on an excuse (besides my wife said that will only make me stronger when I hit my target numbers ;-)
Anyway, I can smoke the other parts of The Century but I'm maxed at 7 pullups. I've been to an ortho and had an MRI and I do have tendinitis in the arm. The doc thinks I can get through the training with less than a 40% chance of tearing the bicep tendon. I did a month of PT--complete joke. Wrist curls with 3 pounds etc.
Des anyone have tips on how I can maybe strengthen my biceps to handle the pulls?
CC Resume/Restart 11/29/11
Pushup step 7, Leg Raise step 10, Pullup step 6, Squat step 7, Bridge step 5(still working Horizontal Rows too)