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#1 Postby robert » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:21 pm

Let's have an online pull-up contest. I used to have pull-up contests with roomates that I had in the past. We would count them up each day and add them to see who had done the most by the end of the night.

It was an awesome strength builder that summer back in 99. I think the most I did at one time was 40, and probably somewhere around 200 for the day.

How many consecutive pull-ups can you do? Over that years I went from 8 to 12 to 29 to 36 and now peak at 40 in a row on my best days.

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#2 Postby CollegeB » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:50 am

okay robert, i can do like 12 so when i get to 40 we'll see how many you can do.

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#3 Postby V VII Hero » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:54 am

im at 20 right now. i never tried to do a lot cause i focus on going slow and getting great form. but I am gonna try to work on doing a lot now. it might take me a while but expect the number to go up in time. :D

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#4 Postby Tarz » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:46 am

Rob - 40 is amazing!!

I usually do 15-20.

I think the most I ever done was 30 odd back in 2000.

The number I can do depends on type of grip, width difference of hands, type of bar ( thick, thin, easy to grip etc ), height of bar, whether the bar is attached to a wall or hanging off a beam etc.

Wide grip chins are harder, so I can do less of them.

It also depends on form of course. Some people don't raise their chin right over the bar, and some people don't really lower themselves fully either.
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#5 Postby jonathan » Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:47 am

i can do 10 chins :oops:

i do weigh 225lb though and have orang utan arms!

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#6 Postby willpeavy » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:16 pm

40 is impressive

My best is 19 --- I need to break the 20 rep barrier

Can you do one-arm pullups?

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#7 Postby Jay » Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:36 pm

40's great. I've only done like 25 many years ago. Could do maybe 20 right now. I did do a chin-up with 120 pounds strapped to my waist a few weeks ago. I did 140 for half reps a few days ago, curious to see if that will carryover to the full ROM at all.

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#8 Postby V VII Hero » Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:59 pm

willpeavy wrote:40 is impressive

My best is 19 --- I need to break the 20 rep barrier

Can you do one-arm pullups?


I can

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#9 Postby robert » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:13 am

I've never tried a one-arm pull-up. This past week I was doing a back workout and I did 6 sets of pull-ups for:

21 reps
22 reps
23 reps
24 reps
12 reps
15 reps

I guess fatigue started to set in toward the end.

I'll try the one-arm pull-up on Tuesday, my back workout day. Maybe I'll be able to break 2 minutes in the hang too.

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#10 Postby Jay » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:53 pm

Here's a video of a guy doing a one arm chin: http://www.hrfit.net/OneArmChinBB.wmv

The guy was a vegan from 13 to 18 by the way. I asked him why he gave it up and he didn't bother to answer.
http://www.hrfit.net/bb/ChrisLind.asp

Anyway I think one arm chins are about as impressive as you can get. Would love to see Topher take a video and put it online of him doing one. Also it sounds like Robert can probably do one with some practice.


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