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How many pull-ups can you do?

abraxas21
03-02-2010, 09:31 PM
I can do 5 tops. I know it's lame but just a few months ago I wasn't able to do any!

My goal is to be able to do 12.

How about you?

Har-Tru
03-02-2010, 09:33 PM
Wow man thanks for cheering me up. :lol: ;)

abraxas21
03-02-2010, 09:44 PM
no prob... it's also my goal to cheer ppl up with my never ending pull-ups stories :) you see, it's too embarrassing for me to discuss this topic in real life so i have to bring it to da internet with the hope that it won't be that embarrassing here.

Har-Tru
03-02-2010, 09:59 PM
hehe I get you. but why is that? I mean are you otherwise very unfit? Cause being able to do only 5 pull-ups is rather... poor. ;)

abraxas21
03-02-2010, 10:07 PM
too much crap food, alcohol and cigs. Plus almost no excercise at all.

I'm aware I'm unfit and that's the reason I want to improve my physical shape... I think I have a very weak back. Just 4 months ago I wasn't even able to do one pull-up so I think I must be doing right lately. I'm going to the gym 3 times a week.

Har-Tru
03-02-2010, 10:19 PM
Keep it up then. :yeah: And for the love of all that's worthy, quit smoking...

bokehlicious
03-03-2010, 06:44 AM
I used to do 100 in a row back when I was hitting the gym regularly... :o no big deal though once trained...

I also used to do 30 (complete) chin-ups in a row, and that is imo more impressive than doing 100 pull-ups :o

Dini
03-03-2010, 01:29 PM
About 1.

Edit: I was thinking about something different. Still only 1 though. :o

ExcaliburII
03-03-2010, 02:43 PM
About 50-70 I guess. But I do 5 series of 30 per session (when I do train)

Har-Tru
03-03-2010, 02:49 PM
About 5-7 I guess.

Fixed.

:p

ExcaliburII
03-03-2010, 02:55 PM
Fixed.

:p

Whats your problem? I would just make a video to prove it to you. I think I could do even more :shrug: Unlike you, I am a sportsman.

Har-Tru
03-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Whats your problem? I would just make a video to prove it to you. I think I could do even more :shrug: Unlike you, I am a sportsman.

http://yourargumentisinvalid.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node/2r58arb.jpg

sammy01
03-03-2010, 03:06 PM
5, i've had more wanks in a day than that lol

Har-Tru
03-03-2010, 03:13 PM
5, i've had more wanks in a day than that lol

:haha:

You never fail to deliver.

marcRD
03-03-2010, 05:01 PM
Around 20, 3 years ago I could do 1-2...

JMG
03-03-2010, 05:22 PM
About 50-70 I guess. But I do 5 series of 30 per session (when I do train)

I also doubt it.

Ivanatis
03-03-2010, 05:30 PM
Around 20, 3 years ago I could do 1-2...

exactly the same here

Nev
03-03-2010, 05:54 PM
About 1.

Edit: I was thinking about something different. Still only 1 though. :o:eek: :angel:

When I was in relatively good shape, I could do 30 almost reaching the floor, I don't have too much weight in my body. Now I'm not in any kind of shape :o

Keep it up abraxas, and don't be ashamed to tell to other people, it's not something from other world and with work you can reach very good results with your body.

abraxas21
03-03-2010, 06:01 PM
I used to do 100 in a row back when I was hitting the gym regularly... :o no big deal though once trained...

I also used to do 30 (complete) chin-ups in a row, and that is imo more impressive than doing 100 pull-ups :o

maybe there's a problem in the definitions. pull-ups (overhand grip) are considered harder than chin-ups (underhand grip) because with the latter you're using the strenght of your back and your biceps whereas with the former (pull-ups) you only use the strenght of your back.

that said, don't take this the wrong way but doing 100 complete pull-ups (or even chin-ups) sounds way too impressive for me to believe tbh!

bokehlicious
03-03-2010, 09:29 PM
maybe there's a problem in the definitions. pull-ups (overhand grip) are considered harder than chin-ups (underhand grip) because with the latter you're using the strenght of your back and your biceps whereas with the former (pull-ups) you only use the strenght of your back.

that said, don't take this the wrong way but doing 100 complete pull-ups (or even chin-ups) sounds way too impressive for me to believe tbh!

Oh I messed it up completely I read push-ups and not pull-ups :silly: and I also messed up chin-ups with pull-ups :o so I used to do 30 pull-ups (I never trained the chin-ups) and 100 push-ups.

Goldenoldie
03-03-2010, 09:53 PM
I'm happy just to pull up my socks

Har-Tru
03-03-2010, 10:00 PM
I'm happy just to pull up my socks

:haha:

Snoo Foo
03-03-2010, 10:34 PM
when i do pull-ups something very peculiar happens and i lose my concentration :bolt:

Nev
03-03-2010, 10:50 PM
when i do pull-ups something very peculiar happens and i lose my concentration :bolt:You have good sizes :aplot:

abraxas21
03-03-2010, 11:09 PM
Oh I messed it up completely I read push-ups and not pull-ups :silly: and I also messed up chin-ups with pull-ups :o so I used to do 30 pull-ups (I never trained the chin-ups) and 100 push-ups.

i understand.,.. 30 pull ups is quite good. i am miles away from acomplishing that

BigJohn
03-03-2010, 11:49 PM
5, i've had more wanks in a day than that lol

Well that's your cardio right there.

2003
03-04-2010, 12:33 AM
Heres a video of me doing 13 of what I consider to be good form chin ups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kghKb-5aq8w

Some people only go down half way or 2/3 of the way, so it effects numbers. On my level in the video, I could probably do 22 half way down, or 18 3/4 of the way down.

Same thing with push ups, so it's tough to garner a standard for comparison.

Nev
03-04-2010, 12:33 AM
5, i've had more wanks in a day than that lolThat exercise is good for the wrist zone, more than five, not bad.

:unsure:

abraxas21
03-04-2010, 02:08 AM
Heres a video of me doing 13 of what I consider to be good form chin ups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kghKb-5aq8w

Some people only go down half way or 2/3 of the way, so it effects numbers. On my level in the video, I could probably do 22 half way down, or 18 3/4 of the way down.

Same thing with push ups, so it's tough to garner a standard for comparison.


yup, those are good pull ups.


you don't look like i had pictured you btw..

sammy01
03-04-2010, 02:24 AM
Well that's your cardio right there.

yep :p

That exercise is good for the wrist zone, more than five, not bad.

:unsure:

well i was a student, had nothing to do with my days bar sit round and bash one out to porn every couple of hours lol

El Legenda
03-04-2010, 03:05 AM
idk i never tried to max out, normally do sets.

2003
03-04-2010, 07:01 AM
yup, those are good pull ups.


you don't look like i had pictured you btw..

Well what exactly did you expect me to look like?

Nev
03-04-2010, 12:12 PM
well i was a student, had nothing to do with my days bar sit round and bash one out to porn every couple of hours lolI'm worried about the girls you date :lol: you have good stamina :cool:

marquez
03-04-2010, 12:24 PM
About 50-70 I guess. But I do 5 series of 30 per session (when I do train)

doubt that
you probably meant push-ups
50-70 pullups is massive, I doubt anyone can do it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0CV6EYMDbE

abraxas21
03-04-2010, 05:01 PM
Well what exactly did you expect me to look like?

like a 5 year old.


















just kidding, I don't think I had pictured you in any way now that I think about it :)

Chiakifug
03-04-2010, 05:49 PM
About 4 hundred million.

2003
03-04-2010, 07:20 PM
doubt that
you probably meant push-ups
50-70 pullups is massive, I doubt anyone can do it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0CV6EYMDbE

Some can, but a very eliete club. I don't know exactly what the world record is but its something between about 170 and 400 conescutive.

World record for push ups I believe is over 10 000.

sammy01
03-05-2010, 01:53 AM
I'm worried about the girls you date :lol: you have good stamina :cool:

;) i date guys, but you should still fear for them :p

Henry Chinaski
03-05-2010, 03:53 AM
I call bullshit on a whole lot of posts in this thread.

If a big guy like Excalibur can do what he says he can then I'm a crippled midget from Germany.

tbf to the guy, I don't think he's a bullshitter, more like he misinterpreted the question.

fact is, pull ups are BITCH hard. any anyone not in regular training will struggle to do any, let alone many.

I only started weight training like 6 weeks ago but I could probably knock out a max of 2 right now. Probably piss weak cos I neglected myself but I reckon even when I do improve it'll be slow progress

ExcaliburII
03-05-2010, 04:05 AM
No way I could do 70 pull ups :spit:
I never tried to do a single pull up. But probably no more than 20 :haha:

I meant this:

http://2healthfitness.com/web_images/pushup.jpg

superslam77
03-05-2010, 11:05 AM
Don't worry about pullups...it would only mean you are a "barquilla"(cone shaped with strong biceps but thin and skinny lower body). I could do about 15 don't know now.

Pushups(could do like 20-30) i hate even more, the one thing i'm abnormaly super strong is legs(can easily do 3 sets of 50 with 1000pounds or more, not kidding).

DartMarcus
04-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Did personal best 14 last week. :D