Progressions to build strength for pull ups:
Four Pull-Ups You’re Never Even Seen (Gareth Sapstead)
- Resistance bands don’t match the strength curve of the pull-up
- One-arm eccentric ring pull-up
- Start standing with bottom of ring at collar bone height. Lower with one arm; opposite arm folded across belly. Return to standing by pulling up with both arms.
- Rack pull-up
- Elevate feet on a support to unload partial body weight; no other body part touching the ground
- Seated pull-up
- Start in seated position under the bar, arms not quite fully extended overhead.
- Hold legs in L-seat position throughout the rep.
- At bottom of rep, relax momentarily before next rep.
- Kneeling pull-up
- Adjust the height of the bar based on where strength is lacking. E.g. with the bar set to around head height and over time progress to the bar higher up, eventually progress to arms fully extended overhead.
- Increase difficulty by holding a medicine ball between the knees or wear a weighted vest.
- Drop set: Perform some reps loaded with additional weight. Reduce the additional weight and perform more reps.
Pronated Face pulls (Jeff Cavaliere)
- improves your posture, shoulder health, and correction of small muscle imbalances
- 3 sets of 12-15 high quality repetitions
- forearm held at 90 degs from upper arm
- upper arm parallel to the ground
- hands lead backwards before elbows
- at full contraction backwards, extend arms up to engage upper traps
- by using rings, the difficulty can be increased by leaning further back (increasing the angle of the body from vertical) when performing the exercise
Common Pull-Up Mistakes (Jeff Cavaliere)
- Incorrect hand position. Should be shoulder width apart.
- Pulling down instead of pulling hands together. Should feel chest muscles engage.
- Body loose instead of rigid, resulting in energy leaks. Point toes (engage calves), lock knees (engage quads), squeeze gluts, engage core (legs forward).
- Limit range of motion. Should go all the way down without unpacking the shoulders.
- Elbows flared out to side instead of angled forward (engages lats more).
- Back rounded instead of thoracic extension.
- Reaching up and out to get chin barely over the bar instead of driving chest to bar.
- Not using drop sets to continue reps after failure. Use a band or inverted row.
- Programming pull up at end of workout rather than at the beginning.
See Orthomolecular News Service.
- B vitamins are water soluble, you can take them anytime but if you take it with food it may theoretically reduce any GI upset associated with vitamins
- Vitamin C and Coronavirus: Not a Vaccine, Just a Humble Cure
- Censoring Evidence on Vitamin C
- “Vitamin C is essential for a properly functioning immune system.”
- “In high enough doses, vitamin C is actually an antiviral.”
- “Pneumonia and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is what kills COVID patients. You can also get pneumonia from a cold that just gets worse. It happened to me many years ago. I had a severe cold, I didn’t take care of myself and I got double viral pneumonia. So I decided to do what Dr. Cathcart did— I took 2,000 mg of vitamin C every six minutes I was awake. I had a high fever and I was coughing. In three hours, my temperature came down three degrees and my cough stopped. This is exactly what Klenner and Cathcart reported in their medical papers.”
- New York hospitals treating coronovirus patients with vitamin C, New York Post, 3/25/2020
- Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and absorbs better with food
I just had a visitor and she told me about her rebound exerciser trampoline and her routine. She referred me to a book called “Rebound Exercise for the Millennium” by Albert E. Carter. She says it is good for taking toxins out of the cells. Her trampoline is made by <some company>. Have you heard of this? Give me some feedback.
My first reaction when I read your question was: “Sounds unnecessarily risky to me”. Jumping on a (mini-)trampoline requires a well-developed sense of balance on an unstable surface. Even with good balance, accidents happen and a fall can result in a very serious injury. At best, “rebounding” (jumping on a mini-trampoline) is a mild aerobic exercise. Aerobics (raising your heart rate) is of limited value because what we need is joint mobility and functional strength – the very things CST programs like Intuitive Daily Double help develop.
I did some searching and was hard-pressed to find much in the way of reviews. Almost all the search results are promotional in nature. However, I did find this: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/ask-well-is-rebounding-good-exercise/ which confirmed my initial reaction.
In my opinion, rebounding is a fad with some dubious claims by its inventor. Stick with the proven approach of building pain-free mobility and functional strength like Daily Double.
Post-Script: I spoke with a retired nurse who loves her rebounder. She described her experience has positive with respect to improving lymphatic flow. However, she still has significant joint point throughout her body and general mobility restrictions. I showed her one of the IntuFlow mobility exercises for the wrists. After doing the exercises for a period of time, she reported experiencing relief ftom her symptoms, so she expressed interest in learning the full IntuFlow program.
Notes from Joovv Interview with Dr Mercola
(00:00) Walking on the beach
Ken Cooper book on aerobics (main endurance, running) in 1968
At that time, exercise wasn’t used for therapy. Std medical advice for someone who had a heart attack was bed rest for 6 weeks.
Focus on cardiovascular activity is counter-productive; many elite endurance athletes suffer cardiovascular problems (because you can exercise too much)
Better to move throughout the day
Had incapacitating low back pain that nothing helped until stopped sitting all day and started moving
Started walking on beach and taking vitamin D. During winter, walk at solar noon; in summer walk at 9AM. Get negative ions from the ocean. Read 150 books a year.
(04:00) Grounding not good in high EMF environment because it makes you into an antenna and attracts EMF
(05:30) Levels of EMF are 1000x higher than in house
(06:00) NFA 1000
for body voltage measurements
(10:46) Don’t sleep with your cell phone on near your head
(12:00) dangers of blue light
Dermatologist advice to wear sun screen is wrong.
Importance of vitamin D. Best from the sun.
Blue light is very efficient because it doesn’t generate heat.
Wear blue light blockers
Iristech.co – screen blocker
(15:30) Photobiomodulation (PBM)
Studies show clear biological benefits of certain frequencies; better sleep, more energy, less stress, decrease DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
(18:00) Three most important things to improve your health
drink clean water (not tap water)
eliminate processed foods
movement throughout the day (don’t sit or stand all day)
timing of eating: compress eating window to 6-8 hours, 16 hrs a day not eating; metabolic benefits because at 16 hrs you start to deplete many of the sugar stores (glycogen in the liver), trains the body to access fat stores
5 day water fast, once per quarter; profound benefits for metabolism
(22:00) books coming out
Super Fuels – deep dive into fats; difference between omega 6 and 3
Keto Fast; fasting is a powerful detoxification; everyone is exposed to chemicals just going outside; not enough just to live cleanly; need to detox regularly
(23:30) Easy Water
Structured water – question value of drinking it, rather need to be exposed to infrared light or heat to structure the water in your body; infrared penetrates deeply; sun, near-infrared heat lamps, Joovv device
drinking water isn’t enough in and off itself; the water has to get into the cells, so drink water with electrolytes; use creatine to improve intracellular hydration; Creatine Monohydrate (microcrystaline, very fine powder that dissolves in warm water); if the creatine doesn’t dissolve, it will cause metabolic challenges to the kidney
(29:02) Health journey
Started in 1968 with running. Lots of mistakes: Low fat, margarine, sugar
Went to med school. Classmates were there to treat disease, I was there to get people healthy
People should have the freedom to kill themselves, not pass laws trying to force them to be healthy
It’s usually pretty simple stuff
We’re exposed to 10^18 more EMF radiation than 100 years ago. Foolish to believe there won’t be some adverse biological consequences. Most people didn’t have cell phones 15-20 years ago.
Increase use of molecular hydrogen, CBD oil and magnesium. Activates ARE (Anti-oxidant Response Enzymes) genes. Addresses the oxidative stressors (the mechanism by which EMF/cell phones cause damage).
Use a sleep mask to block out the light. Ear plugs.
Developing an EMF tent to block electrical and radio frequency fields
Unlike houses, commercial buildings have code that requires electrical wire to go through metal conduit. Primarily for fire safety but more expensive. The metal pipe blocks the fields creating your own little Faraday cage. So in a hotel room, unplug everything.
Florescent lights are worse then LEDs because of the broader spectrum and more powerful electrical fields.
Add lemon juice (vitamin C) and cayenne pepper
Apple Cider Vinegar