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Old 01-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #41
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I think I could do 10-12, shoulder width/palms facing towards me with proper form (full lock, no kip).


Palms facing out? Less than that, lol
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #42
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I think I could do 10-12, shoulder width/palms facing towards me with proper form (full lock, no kip).


Palms facing out? Less than that, lol
yea those are chin ups. Pull ups are palms out
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #43
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yea those are chin ups. Pull ups are palms out
It's one of those things that I always reverse for some reason. I've been doing both of them since highschool fitness tests, and I still screw it up, lol

I can do 6-10 pull ups if I'm fresh.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:02 AM   #44
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It's one of those things that I always reverse for some reason. I've been doing both of them since highschool fitness tests, and I still screw it up, lol

I can do 6-10 pull ups if I'm fresh.
pretty much the same as me.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #45
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Back story.. colleague claimed he could do 20 and that he used to be able to do north of 50 when he was younger. This guy NEVER went to the gym and had what seemed to be the wrong build to do something like that... 6'5, 230, and over 40 years old. So we had an office pool and the day came, we went to golds, and i filmed it... the following video was sent around to the company the next day and he won almost 300 bucks off it... again, this guy is 42 years old.



I'm not one to back down from a challenge so wednesday I'll do back and biceps and start off with pullups.

BTW, last time something like this came up, there were a lot of haters trolling on those who made solid efforts.. of course, those critiquing (for the most part) never participated. Let's leave that cr@p for the playgrounds and 5 year olds and be mature about it in here.

I give the guy credit, but after about rep #11 (..and actually about rep #9), he started that half-assed kip stuff that I was referring to. He wasn't very strict! Good effort on his part though. He can pull more than most.
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While not big, I bet it's firm and can grind the sh1t out of a crank.

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #46
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I ripped off 15 strict wide grip midway through my workout yesterday, definitely had more in me. I'll see what I can do when I'm fresh tomorrow, and see if I can get someone to videotape it.
I've always been a freak when it comes to pullups. Broke most of the records in school, most of them still hold.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #47
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I ripped off 15 strict wide grip midway through my workout yesterday, definitely had more in me. I'll see what I can do when I'm fresh tomorrow, and see if I can get someone to videotape it.
I've always been a freak when it comes to pullups. Broke most of the records in school, most of them still hold.
Nice! The more videos the better.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #48
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Pull ups are the one workout where one rep it is easy and the very next rep is impossible.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #49
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At the end of my back workout last night I got 6. But few weeks ago when I did pull-ups the first workout I got 17. The last few reps I pause longer at the bottom to regain some strength. A couple months of ago I remember doing 21. I need to eat more.

And no this was not on assisted smith pull-up machine lol
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #50
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #51
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I don't know I single person that can rip out 20 pull ups and some people I know are in very good shape. They might do 20 half pull ups but much like I used to be before talking to everyone here, I cheated on them. Nothing but dead hang now. If I get 6-7 oh well.
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20-30 pull-ups isn't impressive?????? Okay! I rarely see ANYBODY go beyond 15, and that's usually with some kind of half-assed kip. Just for kicks, I'm going to have a friend video tape me tonight AFTER I dead lift, bench AND do four sets of 70 lb. weighted pull-ups. I guarantee that I'll STILL be able to yank 20+ pull-ups.....STRICT.
I'm guessing that's because to most of you strength and being fit equates to lifting and working out in a gym (not a bad thing, to each their own), if you really want to get better at calisthenics though then do calisthenics. Hang around people who do them and you'll know more people who can do 20 pull-ups, hell I've seen a few women get 20 before. Getting off topic but I think it likely has a lot to do with why many here seem to think 20 is some amazing thing...it's not, sorry to burst the bubble.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #52
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I'm guessing that's because to most of you strength and being fit equates to lifting and working out in a gym (not a bad thing, to each their own), if you really want to get better at calisthenics though then do calisthenics. Hang around people who do them and you'll know more people who can do 20 pull-ups, hell I've seen a few women get 20 before. Getting off topic but I think it likely has a lot to do with why many here seem to think 20 is some amazing thing...it's not, sorry to burst the bubble.

Not true! There are various types/levels of strength and fitness, and we generally admire/appreciate the full range. Although this is a general fitness sub-forum, we do tend to focus on discussions about weight lifting. However, we also have plenty of body weight/calisthenics discussions. It would be safe to say that we all hang around people who perform pull-ups, but that doesn't make 20+ any less impressive. Most average/above-average males are not yanking 20+ pull-ups strict (..emphasis on the word in bold), and most of your well above average females are not pulling 20+ strict either. Even some of the most competitive men/women I've ever come across cannot do it without kipping (..which is still impressive for a woman by any means), but there are some out there. Out of curiosity, any videos of you pulling 20+ with strict form. I'd like to see it just for the sake of credibility.

This chick did well though:

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I'm guessing that's because to most of you strength and being fit equates to lifting and working out in a gym (not a bad thing, to each their own), if you really want to get better at calisthenics though then do calisthenics. Hang around people who do them and you'll know more people who can do 20 pull-ups, hell I've seen a few women get 20 before. Getting off topic but I think it likely has a lot to do with why many here seem to think 20 is some amazing thing...it's not, sorry to burst the bubble.
I would put up most rock climbers against most people that workout. Some people just have it. Don't get me wrong I will destroy most people with dips so body weight workouts aren't all difficult to me but pull ups are.
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....You rang? 25-30 easy in one set (..shoulder width/wide grip) when I'm fresh.

CRSmoak,

20-30 pull-ups isn't impressive?????? Okay! I rarely see ANYBODY go beyond 15, and that's usually with some kind of half-assed kip. Just for kicks, I'm going to have a friend video tape me tonight AFTER I dead lift, bench AND do four sets of 70 lb. weighted pull-ups. I guarantee that I'll STILL be able to yank 20+ pull-ups.....STRICT.
You sir are an absolute FREAK if you do this.


I'll take a video on Friday morning when I do the 300 workout and the goal is to get to 50 pull ups in as few sets as possible. At the end of the day, I would far prefer to get 8-10 STRICT pull ups that were done nice and slow, controlled, flawless form then 20 fast uncontrolled kipping momentum assisted pull ups.
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Pullups arent impressive folks. Muscle-ups are where its at.
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Pullups arent impressive folks. Muscle-ups are where its at.
Can you do any? bar brothers has a video on what/how to train inorder to do a muscle up. I need to get working on that
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Muscle-ups are a momentum movement (..much the same as a kipping pull-up). M3Inline6 is NOT impressed.


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You sir are an absolute FREAK if you do this.

<---FREAK!

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<---FREAK!

T-minus 30 minutes until I'm tossing around some weight.
They aren't supposed to be a momentum movement. That's just the crossfit effect. A buddy of mine can do a strict muscleups with a 40lb vest on and he weighs 205. It's so ridiculous.

I've also seen him do a strict chest to bar pull up with 145lbs of extra weight.... Insane!

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