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Whew...been a long time since I've been on the board...

 

I sprained my ankle BADLY and was out of the gym for 3+ months...I think I might've torn the ligament. Fortunately, I'm back in the gym now. I didn't really gain or lose weight. Last time I tried, I did 10 with an already-sore back. The most I've ever done is 12 (increased since the video I posted) and I think I can still do it.

 

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Well hammer it out and lets see what you got bud.

I tryed the pullup bar at the new gym and almost ripped my shoulder out just trying to get on it, I am a short bastard and it scared the crap out of me when I heard a all to familiar snap, but it seems ok.

Gotta get me a stepping stool or some shit.

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Sadly I have to say zero without a spot. I can only get about 75% of the way to the bar by myself. I can get over the top if i kip it or kick my legs or get someone to spot me. If I use a theraband on my knees I can do 3 sets of 15 because it gives you a spring off the bottom a bit. I am working on it and it is a goal of mine to be able to do these by myself and I will post again when I get it. I am impressed will all of the pullups being done here. If anyone has training tips for me on how to get these myself I'd move to hear them.

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Ok, table updated. Don't think I forgot anyone, let me know if I did.

 

Good job Zinzen getting back to where you were before the surgery.

 

I can now do 7, with about 12 kg weight gained since this thread started.

 

Nice!

 

I haven't done pullups recently, just chinups - I'm definitely below my previous best of 5. I'm sure I could do 2, hopefully 3 - maybe this thread will be the encouragement I need to start doing these again.

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Sadly I have to say zero without a spot. I can only get about 75% of the way to the bar by myself. I can get over the top if i kip it or kick my legs or get someone to spot me. If I use a theraband on my knees I can do 3 sets of 15 because it gives you a spring off the bottom a bit. I am working on it and it is a goal of mine to be able to do these by myself and I will post again when I get it. I am impressed will all of the pullups being done here. If anyone has training tips for me on how to get these myself I'd move to hear them.

 

I don't have any training tips, because it sounds to me like you're well on your way. One thought, though - if you can hammer out 15 with a theraband assisting, it might be worthwhile moving to a smaller theraband that provides less assistance.

 

Good luck with your goal.

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