Glad for the posting Steve , thanks for coming back to the blog-o-sphere ! Fact-balance point Software looks amazingQuestions from above. 1) any reason for no opposable thumb in pullups ?2) Was test to max ? It looks close given last stage at only 4bpm increase. Thoughts on absolute lactate numbers ? 3) if the test was to max would you be looking at targeting top end due to LBP vs. max perf. being relatively high (by estimation)? I posted about the LumboPelvic Course I was just at http://www.smartathlete.ca/2011/10/kinesiology-course-review-tim-hunt.html ... some really cool ideas I would love to share and bounce of you.
Hi Peter:1 - interesting on the thumbs...Melinda asked the same thing!With a strict pullup I don't feel there is a right way. This grip can also be used in rowing. Sometimes this grip allows for us to depend on using our fingers and thumb almost like a hook and therefore not as much gripping is needed on the bar. So less fatigue in the forearm.2 - Test was not to max.--- what are you referring to regarding absolute lactate numbers???3 - IF the test WAS to max and this was the result. Knowing previous Balance Point information and this test being only slightly down -- I would say the upper end was actually limited. In this specific case I will first try endurance training -- get the respiratory system back to where it was (it is down a bit more than I thought) If the endurance training does not bring the top end back up I will then try some small blocks of higher intensity training to work to get the top end about 25/30% higher than the LBP -- make sense?Thanks for the link I will check that out.