Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by TeeKay, Mar 23, 2012.
2103 + 32 = 2135
2135 + 5 ( ) = 2140
I generally do these once every few weeks "just to see." Last night, I did it after a squash match and was wiped so didn't even get to my benchmark seven. I think I will start doing them more often and see if I can start increasing the count.
Welcome to the thread, amigo.
I was at a friend's apartment Saturday night and while drinking we had some impromptu fitness competitions including pull ups and push ups.
I cranked out 18 dead hang pullups in a row. Along with another 25 pull ups.
2140 + 43 = 2183
I generally try to play squash two to three times a week. Some times, if I am lucky, to exhaustion, sometimes not. I lift with a trainer once a week - he was the one that has me do pull-ups every so often.
My thought is to add pullups after a match if I am not too devastated. Should I do sets of assisted ones (on a gravitron machine) or just do regular ones until exhausted? Maybe I will do them before I play. After I played last night and did a few I got lucky and found someone to play another match with right away and there seemed to be no adverse effect on my game.
Those gravitron machines are only really optimal if you can't do your own bodyweight. You miss out on a lot by doing them instead of actual pullups(core work). Your best bet is to just keep doing them, as well as some supplemental bicep and back work. Gripwork also helps.
2183 + 27 = 2210
What are you guys doing in warming up for your pullups?
Also, I found this article on T-Nation regarding the author doing 13,064 pullups in 5 months. I'm curious what people think of the author's statements on using rings in pullups:
If I can get them, I'll give rings a try. My right elbow is having issues, especially when I lift something with a reverse grip.
Would pullups from rings be counted?
Pullups from rings are definitely counted. I've never done them(no access), but they look difficult.
As far as warming up, I usually do them cold. If I do weighted pullups, I warm up with bodyweight pullups but that's it.
2210 + 53 (yesterday) and +38 (today - light workout day) = 2301
Rings are hard, especially if you try to keep your grip wide at the same time.
Ah, I see. I'm built the other way. My legs are way stronger than my upper body. I love upper body (but not core) strength pretty quickly.
That was 15 fingertip pullups falling down drunk. She was staggering all over the place. I think that people are built for specific exercises. I have never beat 20 pullups (if I hung a while, I would just get more tired), but I've been able to crank out over 70 pushups in a minute, and I can easily do hundreds during a workout with very little impact on anything else.
2301 + 30= 2331
got burned out from other exercises.
That's really the danger. The other day, I figured that I could actually make it to 100 if I really did nothing else, but it seems so boring, and I was up to 60+ already, with a lot of other shoulder exercises in between.
I was doing cleans and dead hang pull ups. Tiring as all hell.
2331 + 33 = 2364
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