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    jetjaguar is offline First Set
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    what muscles do high pulls hit

    what are the main target muscles that get hit during high pulls ?
    is it mostly shoulders ? traps ?

    thanks

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    Danger_Dave is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    NROL exercise right?

    if I remember you use momentum from your legs. So pretty much it hits your whole lower body because you "jump" up.

    As for the upper body, I'd say biceps, traps, delts (upright rows work delts, but you have a wider grip on high pulls, so I dunno)

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    jetjaguar is offline First Set
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    yeap NROL hypertrophy I program ..
    u basically jump up on ur toes .. grip is slightly wider than shoulder .. and u pull to about your chest ..

    sometimes i get pain in my shoulder from this exercise .. so i was wondering if its like upright rows ..?

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    Danger_Dave is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Well, I do a very closed grip for upright rows. I don't like having to jump to get momentum, so I substituted upright rows in place of high pulls on Hypertrophy I (which i'm doing right now)

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    There's no jump in high pulls. There is a raising up on the toes as it's an explosive movement. The high pull whether it be a clean high pull or snatch high pull hits the same respective muscle groups without worrying about the catch portion of the Olympic lifts.

    High pulls and upright rows are completely different.

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    Danger_Dave is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    well, NROL describes it as kind of jumping only not leaving your feet.

    How are high pulls and upright rows completely different? You're still in an upright position pulling up on a bar with your hands. YOu use your shoulders and biceps in both don't you?

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    High pulls and upright rows are complete different things.
    High pulls you start with as less momentum as possible and as fast as you can pull the wait up to your chest, and then rest,

    Upright rows are for building muscle and sometimes u use momentum to pull it up. Also its ONLY for traps.

    High pulls will give you the Explosiveness not much muscle gain.

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    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
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    with high pulls you dont pull the bar upward with your arms at all. It's the explosive power from hip and ankle extension and the shrug that throws the bar up. The arms stay locked and stiff until after the top of the "jump" when you have shrugged, then you let your elbows bend. However, you dont pull along with the arms, the elbows just bent so you can pull the bar higher while holding it close to your body.

    And remember: Don't get so caught up in the muscles these exercises work, the movement is more improtant. You develop power in the tripple extension of the kne, hip and ankle. Something that is very important in most sports.
    Last edited by Karky; Aug. 22/07 at 05:57 AM.

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    Danger_Dave is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    w00t, thanks karky

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