Discussion in 'Fitness and Nutrition Discussions' started by WadeWatts, Apr 9, 2019.
How many can you do?
I could do 50+ when I was 120 lb senior in high school. Sadly maybe one now.
Use to be many more when I was in college. Loved some pull ups with extra weight hanging then not as much now.
Both hands? One hand? Or one finger pull ups?
Thought this was about adult diapers...my bad.
Hell, I can't hardly bend over and pull those up!
In order to get a reasonable number of reps and to encourage proper form I once built a spring loaded platform that took about 25% of my weight. Sadly that was left behind when I injured my back and tore a rotator cuff, so today I’m pretty sure it’s zero.
Similar question, different muscles, how many feet of rope can you climb?
Why the lowest number gotta' be one?
I just did two... Embarrassing... I can barely hang for a minute too...
Good thing I carry a gun. If I was forced to use my fitness to defend myself I would be screwed...
Good point. I bet a large percentage of the forum can't do one...
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9, I can't remember a time I did more, pretty sorry, always been a weak point.
Currently doing weighted ones trying to bust this plateau.
I’m a big kid now!
That’s what I do. Mostly weighted pull ups.
Ok I added a zero
I get a dozen now. It used to be more when I was still active duty but Im just lazy now lol.
I once watched a guy do 10 while wearing his full kit with a combat load of (blank) ammo and weapon. He took the platoon for about $300 when he did. It was pretty impressive.
You have to do one pull up to be able to go on the rope swing at Carrigan Farms rock quarry. I got to go on the swing and that's all I have to say about how many I can do!
>10 assisted by a step stool
How many you want me to do?
Ummm...all of them?
We would do that. Person with the least had to buy beer, person with the most got something 'special,' like starting libo at noon on Friday. The numbers were anywhere between 8 and 18.
Now....8ish before I start kipping. Chin ups, maybe 10 before I need to kip.
strict pull ups or 'kipping' style? strict probably 10. Kipping maybe 15 or 20 before coming off the bar.
I always hated the skinny little marathon running looking dudes that could knock out dozens of pulls ups without breaking a sweat. When I was in the absolute best shape of my life, I could never do more than 3-5.
Today? I'd hurt myself stretching to reach the bar.
@MichaelHK loves these things. He can prob do a million.
I wonder how many Alex Honnold could do?
10+ years ago I did 30+ wide grip with a 25lb plate hanging from my waist.
Now I only do pull ups for the grandkid and dog in heat.
With foot help or just hands? How thick a rope and what material?
1.5” sisal, hanging free, no knots, legs acceptable (I always used them for endurance, but not for speed).
I doubt I could make 10’ today, and I’d look damn funny doing it.
Nah that would be Depends. Pull ups is for potty training a kid.
30’. Might be more but that is the longest rope I have access to. Legs absolutely help with muscle fatigue or I would only be able to do 5’ maybe haha
Pull-ups have been tricky for me for the past 15 yrs since I torn my rotator cuff and labrum in my right shoulder. ~5 at the moment if my shoulder holds up. 0 if not
I've been stuck at 5 consecutive for awhile now. I can do multiple sets doing a session, but can't get past number 5.
This dude just did 4300+ in 24hrs to take the world record...
I like to do pull up workouts in the garage when I’m too lazy to hit the gym on back days.
@Edg890 loves pull ups too!
Yeah my fat ass looks forward to pulling up 275lbs of pure muscle!
I'm with @Tim these days. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a highly motivated paratrooper & NCO & was an Army Master Fitness Trainer, I could do a whole bunch. Now, not so much. I can't fix my broken bits, but am working on getting back into something resembling 'shape'.
Over 10 but if you want a challenge, most gyns now have a climbing rope, lay flat with the rope at your belly button, grasp with both hands and pull your self up wothout bending anything(leds, waist, neck ect.
Since I’m going through PT for my shoulder, I’ll say zero. But before that happened I would say: zero.
I was able to get a few not-so-ugly pullups today. I think that brings my lifetime total to 5.
Planning so many more this year.
Yeah... I'm calling shenanigans on that many people being able to do 10+ actual pull ups. Kipping don't count.
Today, I might be able to squeeze out one, but if I try, I'm afraid I might squeeze out one.
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I can’t speak for the rest of them, but I train almost every day with an alternating routine consisting of weights, speed workouts, distance runs, distance swimming, pushups/sit-ups/chin-ups. I bust my butt to be in shape to outperform the =<40 year olds at Spartan events and trail races.
I love passing the young guys at those events!!! Hahaha!!! This old guy just passed YOU!!
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