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  • Posted On: 04-05-18, 5:01 pm (EDT) #1

    unexplained gain in height.

    April 5, 2018, 5:01 pm

    Hey guys. I've been doing lat pull ups where I transfer out of my wheelchair and onto a flat bench, set a bar over my head to where my arms are straight, and pull up to where my chin is even with the bar or up and over it completly.

    I was doing lateral pull ups yesterday and was very surprised when I set the bar at it's usual position, that instead of my arms being straight above my head like they're supposed to be, they were bent at 90 degrees like I was in a starting position for a dumbbell shoulder press. I had to actually set the bar two positions higher so my arms were straight above my head like they're supposed to be.

    What could cause this sudden increase? I figure that it's either: 1. My posture 2. My torso has grown longer (I"m 35. I shouldn't still be growing should I?) or 3. My arms have increased in length (again, I shouldn't still be growing, I think)

    I have't changed anything. I'm still doing the exercise the same way. What could be going on?

  • Posted On: 04-05-18, 10:43 pm (EDT) #2

    unexplained gain in height.

    April 5, 2018, 10:43 pm
    Posted by: KnoxWheels82

    Hey guys. I've been doing lat pull ups where I transfer out of my wheelchair and onto a flat bench, set a bar over my head to where my arms are straight, and pull up to where my chin is even with the bar or up and over it completly.

    I was doing lateral pull ups yesterday and was very surprised when I set the bar at it's usual position, that instead of my arms being straight above my head like they're supposed to be, they were bent at 90 degrees like I was in a starting position for a dumbbell shoulder press. I had to actually set the bar two positions higher so my arms were straight above my head like they're supposed to be.

    What could cause this sudden increase? I figure that it's either: 1. My posture 2. My torso has grown longer (I"m 35. I shouldn't still be growing should I?) or 3. My arms have increased in length (again, I shouldn't still be growing, I think)

    I have't changed anything. I'm still doing the exercise the same way. What could be going on?

    It could be that you have increased the flexibility of your shoulder joints and all the muscles surrounding them. If your shoulders and upper back muscles are tight, it inhibits the range of motion of your scapulas and arms. If they lengthen due to increases in flexibility from training, it could give the appearance of longer arms or torso when in actuality you are just able to reach higher.

     

    John

  • Posted On: 04-06-18, 12:54 am (EDT) #3

    unexplained gain in height.

    April 6, 2018, 12:54 am
    Posted by: KnoxWheels82

    Hey guys. I've been doing lat pull ups where I transfer out of my wheelchair and onto a flat bench, set a bar over my head to where my arms are straight, and pull up to where my chin is even with the bar or up and over it completly.

    I was doing lateral pull ups yesterday and was very surprised when I set the bar at it's usual position, that instead of my arms being straight above my head like they're supposed to be, they were bent at 90 degrees like I was in a starting position for a dumbbell shoulder press. I had to actually set the bar two positions higher so my arms were straight above my head like they're supposed to be.

    What could cause this sudden increase? I figure that it's either: 1. My posture 2. My torso has grown longer (I"m 35. I shouldn't still be growing should I?) or 3. My arms have increased in length (again, I shouldn't still be growing, I think)

    I have't changed anything. I'm still doing the exercise the same way. What could be going on?

    I agree with John, it could have been tightness that is no longer there, or the other thing is, like you say, posture. It might have even been a mix of both. You might have had poor posture because of tightness, for example. But it's a positive thing regardless that you're now reaching higher I would say!

  • Posted On: 04-06-18, 8:14 am (EDT) #4

    unexplained gain in height.

    April 6, 2018, 8:14 am

    Thanks guys!

  • Posted On: 04-06-18, 11:51 pm (EDT) #5

    unexplained gain in height.

    April 6, 2018, 11:51 pm
    Posted by: KnoxWheels82

    Thanks guys!

    You're welcome @knoxwheels82! Keep training hard man!

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