Let's crank out 100,000 pullups this year

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Rings are not *harder* than regular pullups on the major muscle groups involved, but they require a period of adjustment while those balancing muscles strengthen up. It's not that you need that much strength in those muscles, it's more that if you do not do full body exercises, plyometrics, etc.., and are big into isolation, you can end up with a big imbalance (which also goes a long way towards explaining why some guys who looked yoked seem to move so awkwardly.)

    A 25 lb plate is a lot to put on all at once. I would suggest the 15, then go up from there. You will feel a bit like a pussy when there are guys pulling up with 45 lbs + strapped, but like many of these exercises, it's a matter of getting your body to acclimatize. There is, of course, a plateau, no matter what you do. Otherwise, there would be a lot of monstrously strong people.

    Anyway, rest day today, but I cranked out 125 yesterday:

    10481 + 125 = 10606.

    Awesome for us to be at over 10K, given how few members are actually doing this. (Where are guys like Nils and Neo who are supposedly yoked up and super strong?)

    BTW, I weigh just over 175 lbs right now, and I could lose those spare tire, so most guys should be able to do my output.
     


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    TeeKay Senior member

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    Yeah...I've had to drop weighted pullups for now since I've switched to wide-grip and gained weight. I can do em just fine with a normal grip, but I realized my biceps might be overdeveloped and my lats way underdeveloped...so it's wide grip for now!!

    Anyways, +30 this morning =

    10636!
     


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    10636 + 40 = 10676
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    10676+105 = 10781

    I have only 2 more days this week, before I go to a family reunion and probably won't be staying in a place with a gym with a decent pullup station, but I'll try my best.
     


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    10781+40= 10821
     


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    10821+45=10866

    Did 5x9, didn't feel like doing too many today. Adding 1 rep a week is getting hard.
     


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    TeeKay Senior member

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    + 60 = 10926!

    Gonna be out of town for the next week. :(
     


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    5x9 was surprisingly easy. Only took me like 15 minutes.
     


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    10971 + 30 = 11001

    30 over several days, again.
     


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    fuji Senior member

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    Wanted to do 100, was talking to a lolzy guy at the gym though and ran out of time. i am sorry for disappointing you styleforums.

    Was 9x9
     


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    11082+ 21 = 11103
     


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    fuji Senior member

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    did them with a 10kg plate, didn't seem too hard. Will start using a 15kg plate in a few weeks.
     


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    11131 + 27 = 11158

    Just found this thread, nice idea. Today's were +30lb in three sets. Will keep updating as I go.
     


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    11158 + 40 = 11198
     


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    Gonna progressively overload weighted pull ups. Keep rep range the same, but just add 1.25kg plates. I figure thats how I increase squats, should work the same for pull ups. Means my numbers are gonna stay low though. I reckon I'll be doing reps with a 20kg plate by the end of the month.
     


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