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One Arm Pull Up: Bodyweight Training And Exercise Program For One Arm Pull Ups And Chin Ups Paperback – February 20, 2012
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You can finish reading it in one sitting but that's not a bad thing. Barrett very concisely goes through motivation, breathing, injuries, warm ups, two armed exercises, one armed exercises, then a typical workout schedule. He eschews all mechanical aids other than the pull up bar itself. It's an approach I also settled on independent of this book and agree with totally.
Overall, from my experience training for One Armed Chins, Barrett is spot on. I'll revise my review with an extra star if his advice helps me finally complete a One Armed Chin.
The only strike against this book are that the black and white pictures are pretty hard to see. The guy doing the exercises is wearing a dark shirt against dark background full of trees. It adds a lot of visual noise and makes it harder to see exactly what he's doing.
Thank you for making this book available for the free giveaway.
The progression is reasonable, and I would estimate take the average gym attendee 6 - 12 months to achieve a one arm pullup. Considering the difficulty of this goal, that's what it should take.
The book is well and clearly written with adequate pictures of a model doing the various progressions. The directions for the progression stages are clear and well written. Patrick comes across in his book as supportive and helpful. While the pictures are adequate, they are dark, somewhat grainy. They do show the gross movements ok. But more color, and more detail, larger pictures would improve the book. The loose black t shirt on the model totally obscures how his muscles are working.
I would recommend this book to any person wanting to master the one arm pullup.