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    Default Can't increase my chin-up reps from a point and beyond

    Greetings,

    I have been working out with a training scheme at home for the last three weeks. It involves chin-ups, shoulder presses, rowing excercises, bicep curls etc.

    My problem is that I can't increase my chin-up reps beyond 11. This has been like that for a long time. In the meantime, I have made great progress with the other excercises mentioned.

    It boggles my mind that I see little improvement. Although I increase the total amount of reps (by doing many sets of fewer reps), my first set will always be 11 reps. I also consider worth mentioning that, previously, as a beginner, growing my reps from 3 to 10 was no big deal.

    My chin-up work out involves doing sets up to failure, until I reach a total number of reps which I increase with every workout.

    Is this normal? Should I change the way I train with chin-ups?

    I would appreciate any input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkt View Post
    Greetings,

    I have been working out with a training scheme at home for the last three weeks. It involves chin-ups, shoulder presses, rowing excercises, bicep curls etc.

    My problem is that I can't increase my chin-up reps beyond 11. This has been like that for a long time. In the meantime, I have made great progress with the other excercises mentioned.

    It boggles my mind that I see little improvement. Although I increase the total amount of reps (by doing many sets of fewer reps), my first set will always be 11 reps. I also consider worth mentioning that, previously, as a beginner, growing my reps from 3 to 10 was no big deal.

    My chin-up work out involves doing sets up to failure, until I reach a total number of reps which I increase with every workout.

    Is this normal? Should I change the way I train with chin-ups?

    I would appreciate any input.
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