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View Poll Results: how many pull ups can you do?

0 2 4.08%
1-2 2 4.08%
3-4 2 4.08%
5-6 3 6.12%
7-8 2 4.08%
9-10 6 12.24%
11-12 5 10.20%
13-15 8 16.33%
16-18 3 6.12%
19-20 4 8.16%
21-23 5 10.20%
24-26 2 4.08%
26-30 0 0%
30-35 1 2.04%
36+ 4 8.16%
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Old 11-12-2006, 01:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm year 11, duno what that is in America. Its last year of Secondary School. im 15. Were a "Sports College" lol but we dont do anythin interesting such as any MA in school. Only this boxing cos of the teacher. Prehaps i should suggest it

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Old 11-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:28 PM   #33 (permalink)
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i can do like 30 -35 if i really try. I still cant do just one single armed chin or pullup w/e. Im actually getting pretty close and can get like a little more than halfway up then im done for.
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:24 PM   #34 (permalink)
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i can do like 30 -35 if i really try. I still cant do just one single armed chin or pullup w/e. Im actually getting pretty close and can get like a little more than halfway up then im done for.
that's a lot! just recently i have gotten more explosive in the pull up movement...so i tried a muscle up....on a bar...which is basically a pull up to a dip and I could almost get over! I think clapping pull ups should be next and then work towards the one armmers
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:41 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Heh i'd be lucky to clear 20 of each
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I can do 19 pull ups and 15 chin ups. I'm only 15.

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Check your form. Make sure you are going from having your arms totally extended to having your elbows as low down your rib cage/forearms as close to your biceps as possible. It's easy to pump out pullups and chinups if you don't get the full range of motion. If you do the full range of motion you can do one half or one third of what you can do when you are cheating.

Of course you could be doing it right already... if so, carry on the good work.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:22 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I just started doing pull ups at work in my factory on a hoist lol. I do them every other day, started about a week ago. I can force myself to do 15 now before it was about 10. In a week I've added 5 and I expect to be able to do 20 by the end of next week. I'd like to be able to do about 35 without struggling, that would be nice. Haven't tried the chin ups I don't think. I have my palms facing me so whatever that is, that's what I do.

I do have a question though, are chin ups/pull ups something you should do in reps or just do as many as you can and that's it. Cuz it seems if you do reps, you gotta wait a good 3-4 minutes before you can go another set, and even then it is a lot harder the 2nd and 3rd time around. But is it bad because you let your muscles cool down and then go again? I'm not a weightlifter I don't know much about it but I am getting more involved and starting to get addicted to it a little. I don't know much about reps and sets and such.
Yes, do repetitions. Aim for three sets of roughly the same number. Do whatever you can do. You don't have the range of options that you have with weights, because your body weight is (relatively) fixed.

BTW you're going to get really unbalanced if you do only that exercise. You've got four major motions from a standing position-

1. pushing something away from you along the ground,
2. pulling something towards you on the ground,
3. pushing something upwards above your head
4. pulling something above you down towards your head.

Pullups mainly strengthen 4, and help with 2 a bit as well. But it leaves 1 and 3 alone totally. So you need to find a way to improve those, too.
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:02 PM   #38 (permalink)
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alot of how many pull ups you do is form. not always strength. i suck at pull ups 3 for me. my frined can do like 20 and when we lift my back is way stronger in dead lift, pull downs, and rows
Thats basically the same for me i cant do many pull ups but when it comes to pull downs im way stronger than may mate i dont know why that is
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