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Why Women Canít Do Pull-Ups
NY Times ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2012 | TARA PARKER-POPE

Posted on 10/31/2012 1:16:41 AM PDT by neverdem

Edited on 10/31/2012 3:13:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: going hot; Happy Rain

“A nut without the right bolt is useless! The same is true for the reverse! “
This bolt found the right nut and we are both happy.


61 posted on 10/31/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: hattend
It stuffing for Halloween ...
62 posted on 10/31/2012 8:47:14 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: stayathomemom

Women’s elbows ‘bend’ more than men’s putting women at a disadvantage?

Women tend to be more flexible, often resulting in hyper-extension of joints. This would not put them at a disadvantage unless a man had a marked limitation of extension. (There is a mechanical advantage as a joint approaches mid-range of its possible movement.


63 posted on 10/31/2012 8:51:07 AM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: nevergore

LOL!

Well I hope they escape my fate as an aging gymnast....old injuries are now haunting me!
It ain’t pretty.


64 posted on 10/31/2012 9:08:09 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: mountaineer1997
I found this: http://exercisebasics.blogspot.com/2012/02/body-weight-exercises-pull-up.html

"Many women will be unable to do them - not because of a lack of upper body strength, but because of the carrying angle at the elbow. a man's elbow is typically much more straight than a woman's; this gives them a bio-mechanical advantage with certain activities, such as the pull-up."

65 posted on 10/31/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: JRios1968

Women also don’t have to sign up for the draft.

until they do, they can pretend to be whatever makes them feel ‘equal’.


66 posted on 10/31/2012 11:48:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I've never been able to a single Marine Corps pullup...although I never put any real effort in learning to do so.I could do plenty of Army pullups,however...

I took the Marine Corps PT test and the Army PT test, and was only aware of one way to do a pull up, what is the difference that you saw?

67 posted on 10/31/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: neverdem

I stopped doing pull-ups after my socks got stretched out of shape.....


68 posted on 10/31/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: ansel12
I took the Marine Corps PT test and the Army PT test, and was only aware of one way to do a pull up, what is the difference that you saw?

With Army pullups when you grip the bar your knuckles are not visible to you.With Marine pullups your knuckles are visible to you.

69 posted on 10/31/2012 12:19:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Pull-ups became obsolete when they invented ladders......I've never seen anyone painting gutters while holding on with one hand. (unless their ladder fell down)
70 posted on 10/31/2012 12:24:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Is this a female thing? If not then something changed in doing pull-ups because there was never an”army” pull-up and a “marine” pull up, just pull-ups.

I just looked up jump school and it said that pull-ups have been “lifted” since 2006, did they eliminate pullups in jump school, what they heck is going on since women got in?


71 posted on 10/31/2012 12:33:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: neverdem

72 posted on 10/31/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: neverdem

Pull-Ups are critical.

At the tender age of 61+, I pride myself on my ability to meet or exceed every military entrance physical requirement.

Most guys my age, if they’re not already dead, claim that my ability to do at least 10 pull-ups, is attributed to my low weight - not a lot of weight to pull up. They can’t even do one - correctly.

Stay in shape men. You never know when you - or your country - will need you !

And women, stay in shape too. I don’t care if you can’t do any Pull-Ups, just stay in Shape...


73 posted on 10/31/2012 4:12:02 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: neverdem

Hah. Not only could I do pull ups, I did the iron cross when I was 13.


74 posted on 11/02/2012 1:02:00 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: 9YearLurker

But Broderick Crawford could dodge bullets like a champ!


75 posted on 11/02/2012 3:42:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I had to google that one!


76 posted on 11/02/2012 3:47:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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