3/1/09 I could only do two full dead hang chin ups. Now, six month later I can do three sets of six. That’s eighteen. Before March I tried standing on a step stool and lowering myself down slowly. I tried lots of sets half way up. Nothing worked.
Then my brother told me about these: http://ironwoodyfitness.com/fitness-bands.php
Look at the 41” pull up bands. You loop them around the bar and put your foot in them and they reduce the amount of weight you are pulling up.
The largest one takes off 115lbs. then 90, 55, 30 and then 10. I just finished my two months of the one that takes off 30lbs and now I can do three sets on six without the bands. I have the last and easiest band to go and I think after that I will be able to do three sets on eight without them. My goal was to be able to do three sets of ten after one year of training and I think I can reach it.
These are the only thing that has ever helped me to do chin ups. Now after my goal I’m going to use them to do pull ups. I can’t even do one . But who knows. In a year of two I might be doing thirty of them. I tried to do both chin ups and pull ups when I started the bands but it was too hard on my upper body. So that’s the reason for the wait for pull ups.