Let's crank out 100,000 pullups this year

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  1. milosh

    milosh Senior member

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    2103 + 32 = 2135
     


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    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.
     


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    Welcome to the thread, amigo. :slayer:
     


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    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
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Any suggestions?
    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.
     
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    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.
     


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    2183 + 27 = 2210
     


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    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?
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    2301 + 30= 2331
    got burned out from other exercises.
     
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    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.
     


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    I was doing cleans and dead hang pull ups. Tiring as all hell.

    2331 + 33 = 2364
     


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