Pull-ups

Discussion in 'Fitness and Nutrition Discussions' started by WadeWatts, Apr 9, 2019.

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How many pull ups?

  1. 1

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. 2-3

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    14.7%
  3. 4-6

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    11.8%
  4. 6-9

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. 10+

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  6. 0

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  1. WadeWatts

    WadeWatts Shameless Glock Fanboy

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    How many can you do?
     
  2. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    I could do 50+ when I was 120 lb senior in high school. Sadly maybe one now.
     
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    Use to be many more when I was in college. Loved some pull ups with extra weight hanging then not as much now.
     
  4. SPST

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    Both hands? One hand? Or one finger pull ups?

     
  5. JustKeepSwimming

    JustKeepSwimming Resident Nice Guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Thought this was about adult diapers...my bad.
     
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  6. SPST

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    Hell, I can't hardly bend over and pull those up!
     
  7. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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?
     
  8. J R Green

    J R Green Member Charter Life Member

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    Why the lowest number gotta' be one?
     
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    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    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...
     
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    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    Good point. I bet a large percentage of the forum can't do one...
     
  11. Oneofsix

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    Ditto...

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    Beef15 B or somesuch

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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.
     
  13. WadeWatts

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    I’m a big kid now!
     
  14. WadeWatts

    WadeWatts Shameless Glock Fanboy

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    That’s what I do. Mostly weighted pull ups.
     
  15. WadeWatts

    WadeWatts Shameless Glock Fanboy

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    Ok I added a zero
     
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  16. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    >10 assisted by a step stool :)
     
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    Darkhorse You can bet they ain’t forgot me. Life Member

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    How many you want me to do?
     
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    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Ummm...all of them?
    Lol
     
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    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.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    strict pull ups or 'kipping' style? strict probably 10. Kipping maybe 15 or 20 before coming off the bar.
     
  23. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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.
     
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    @MichaelHK loves these things. He can prob do a million.


    I wonder how many Alex Honnold could do?
     
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    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.
     
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    With foot help or just hands? How thick a rope and what material?
     
  27. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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.
     
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    Nah that would be Depends. Pull ups is for potty training a kid.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    Yeah my fat ass looks forward to pulling up 275lbs of pure muscle!
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously?

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    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'.
     
  35. Rskahle

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    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.
     
  36. Ferrisfan

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    Since I’m going through PT for my shoulder, I’ll say zero. But before that happened I would say: zero.
     
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    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.
     
  38. AD43576

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    Yeah... I'm calling shenanigans on that many people being able to do 10+ actual pull ups. Kipping don't count.
     
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    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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