Hamstrings, Abs & Obliques

Pull/Pull Routines – Hamstrings, Abs & Obliques

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A pull/pull weight training routine consists of exercising multiple pull muscle groups during the same workout. A pull muscle group is a muscle group that contracts as the weight is pulled towards the body (the concentric portion of the exercise) and lengthens as the weight is moved away from the body (the eccentric portion of the exercise).

For example, the abdominals muscles are considered a pull muscle group. When performing the hanging knees to chin raises exercise, the abdominals contract as the knees are pulled upwards and towards the chest (concentric portion) and lengthen as the knees are lowered back to their starting position (eccentric portion).

In specific combinations, one of the pull muscle groups may work a secondary pull muscle group. For instance, performing an abdominals weight training routine will work the abdominals muscles as the primary muscle group and possibly the obliques as a secondary muscle group. This being said, performing the abdominals exercises may pre-exhaust the obliques muscles. If the obliques muscle group is exercised after the abdominals exercises have been completed the obliques muscle group may be pre-fatigued when performing the specific obliques exercises.

The result of combining the abdominals and obliques muscle groups into the same workout will be that the second muscle group that is exercised will have to work harder since it was required to support the exercises performed by the first muscle group that was exercised. This being the case, performing a pull/pull routine using these specific muscle groups can be an excellent way to break through strength plateaus that exist across any of the muscle groups that are required to act as a secondary support muscle group.

On the other end of the spectrum, the probability of an injury occurring may increase as aggressively exercising a pre-exhausted muscle group may lead to being a little “sloppy” in form or elevated stress on a particular joint. However, combining muscle groups in this fashion can assist in achieving gains in strength. It is recommended when performing a pull/pull routine of this type to perform the routine for 4 to 6 weeks and then modify your workout routine to eliminate exercising the secondary muscle group during the same workout.

Below is a list of the various primary muscle groups that are considered to be pull muscles:

  • Abdominals

  • Biceps

  • Forearms

  • Latissimus Dorsi

  • Hamstrings

  • Obliques

  • Trapezius

Pull/Pull Routine #1 – Hamstrings,
Abdominals & Obliques

The pull/pull weight training routine for
the hamstrings, abdominals & obliques targets
mid to lower muscle groups and is excellent for strengthening the entire core area. The exercises are designed to promote increases in strength, muscle density, and muscular definition.

Pull/Pull Routine #2 – Hamstrings,
Abdominals & Obliques

The hamstrings, abdominals & obliques
pull/pull weight training routine is designed for all weight training levels and targets the development of lean tissue density, muscular definition, and strength. The routine is ideal for developing core strength and is suited for all weight training levels.

Pull/Pull Routine #3 – Hamstrings,
Abdominals & Obliques

The hamstrings, abdominals & obliques pull/pull weight training routine targets the core area and includes both explosive and rhythmic exercises. The entire routine can be performed fairly quickly and is suitable for all weight training levels.

Pull/Pull Routine #4 – Hamstrings,
Abdominals & Obliques

The pull/pull weight training routine for
the hamstrings, abdominals & obliques muscle groups is designed to increase muscular definition, strength, and muscle density. The routine is fairly quick to perform, includes explosive and rhythmic exercises, and can be performed across all weight training levels.

Pull/Pull Routine #5 – Hamstrings,
Abdominals & Obliques

The pull/pull weight training routine for
the hamstrings, abdominals & obliques muscle groups targets virtually the entire core area and is ideal for all weight training levels. The routine can be performed fairly quickly and includes both explosive and rhythmic exercises.

Pull/Pull Routine #6 – Hamstrings,
Abdominals & Obliques

The hamstrings, abdominals & obliques pull/pull weight training routine is ideal for all weight training levels and targets muscle groups
associated with core development. The exercises are designed to develop lean muscle tissue density, muscular definition, and strength.

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