## The Pull Up Challenge, 2011

**Moderators:** Ironman, Jungledoc, jethrof, stuward, parth

Proper Knob--PR 14 narrow "semi neutral". Goal=15. Got 15 on 26 Feb!

robertscott--he's in, but hasn't reported a PR or goal

wilburburns--in, but no PR or goal yet

Jebus--will do weighted pulls, but no PR reported yet

jml--New test, PR12. Goal 13

slashnul--PR 10 pullups. Goal=11

Travis--New test, PR 12. Goal 13.

pdellorto--PR 16 chinups (I believe). Goal=17+. That is now official. 17 on 26 Feb!

robt-aus--PR 7 pullups, close grip. Goal=8. 9 Reps! Exceeds goal by 1 on 28 Feb!

Ryan A--PR 8, going for 10.

KPj--PR 18. A 10% increase rounds up to 20!

stuward--PR 10. Goal is to be able to do 10 daily for 5 days. Got 8 daily for 5 days, which is a significant improvement!

bam--7 wide grip pullups. Goal 8 Got 9 on 2 March!

jungledoc--PR 12 chinups. Goal 13. Maybe 14. I got the 13 today 1 March.

Velcropop--6 neutral grip. Goal 8.Goal reached, 20 Feb!

Rikblades--PR 10. Goal 11. Sorry, had to stop training for a couple of weeks due to an elbow injury. Get it later, Rik!

Kab3261--5 close-grip chins. Goal 7.

Nkkip--Counts 15. We'll trust his counting this time!

Hoister--PR BW+50x25. Goal 27 reps! 30 on 26 Feb!

Jebus--PR 1. Goal 2. Simple, huh?

NightFall--Just got BW+75x3. Goal 6.Got BW+80x5, feels that's equivalent to the goal Going to declare a new goal

Stephen Johnson--I think he's saying that his recent best is 10, so I assume goal is 11?

Higgy--10 going for 12

Griftan PR 8 pronated, 11 supinated. Goals of 10 and 15, respectively.

Flexo--PR15. Says his goal is 25, but I'm hoping that's the goal for the year, and that he (or she) will at least get 16 or 17 before the challenge is over. Edit--Flexo re-tested his max, and hit 21. So a 10% increase would be 23, and he wants to get 25. Go for it!

Nevage--can do 24 over 4 sets (neutral grip BW). His goal is 30 in 4 sets, but I'm betting that he can get this right now by changing his approach.

The goals are starting to fall! Keep it up![/quote]

Proper Knob--PR 14 narrow "semi neutral". Goal=15. Got 15 on 26 Feb!

robertscott--he's in, but hasn't reported a PR or goal

wilburburns--in, but no PR or goal yet

Jebus--will do weighted pulls, but no PR reported yet

jml--New test, PR12. Goal 13

slashnul--PR 10 pullups. Goal=11

Travis--New test, PR 12. Goal 13.

pdellorto--PR 16 chinups (I believe). Goal=17+. That is now official. 17 on 26 Feb!

robt-aus--PR 7 pullups, close grip. Goal=8. 9 Reps! Exceeds goal by 1 on 28 Feb!

Ryan A--PR 8, going for 10.

KPj--PR 18. A 10% increase rounds up to 20!

stuward--PR 10. Goal is to be able to do 10 daily for 5 days. Got 8 daily for 5 days, which is a significant improvement!

bam--7 wide grip pullups. Goal 8 Got 9 on 2 March!

jungledoc--PR 12 chinups. Goal 13. Maybe 14. I got the 13 today 1 March.

Velcropop--6 neutral grip. Goal 8.Goal reached, 20 Feb!

Rikblades--PR 10. Goal 11. Sorry, had to stop training for a couple of weeks due to an elbow injury. Get it later, Rik!

Kab3261--5 close-grip chins. Goal 7.

Nkkip--Counts 15. We'll trust his counting this time!

Hoister--PR BW+50x25. Goal 27 reps! 30 on 26 Feb!

Jebus--PR 1. Goal 2. Simple, huh?

NightFall--Just got BW+75x3. Goal 6.Got BW+80x5, feels that's equivalent to the goal Going to declare a new goal

Stephen Johnson--I think he's saying that his recent best is 10, so I assume goal is 11?

Higgy--10 going for 12

Griftan PR 8 pronated, 11 supinated. Goals of 10 and 15, respectively.

Flexo--PR15. Says his goal is 25, but I'm hoping that's the goal for the year, and that he (or she) will at least get 16 or 17 before the challenge is over. Edit--Flexo re-tested his max, and hit 21. So a 10% increase would be 23, and he wants to get 25. Go for it!

Nevage--can do 24 over 4 sets (neutral grip BW). His goal is 30 in 4 sets, but I'm betting that he can get this right now by changing his approach.

The goals are starting to fall! Keep it up!

Yesterday I did 8,6,4,4. Not good really. The thing I keep forgetting is that I'm a stone and a bit heavier than when I first started doing pull ups, so although my numbers have stayed the same, my weight's increased.

Proper Knob--PR 14 narrow "semi neutral". Goal=15. Got 15 on 26 Feb!

robertscott--he's in, but hasn't reported a PR or goal

wilburburns--in, but no PR or goal yet

Jebus--will do weighted pulls, but no PR reported yet

jml--New test, PR12. Goal 13

slashnul--PR 10 pullups. Goal=11

Travis--New test, PR 12. Goal 13.

pdellorto--PR 16 chinups (I believe). Goal=17+. That is now official. 17 on 26 Feb!

robt-aus--PR 7 pullups, close grip. Goal=8. 9 Reps! Exceeds goal by 1 on 28 Feb!

Ryan A--PR 8, going for 10. Got 9, almost 10. That meets the 10% challenge!

KPj--PR 18. A 10% increase rounds up to 20!

stuward--PR 10. Goal is to be able to do 10 daily for 5 days. Got 8 daily for 5 days, which is a significant improvement!

bam--7 wide grip pullups. Goal 8 Got 9 on 2 March!

jungledoc--PR 12 chinups. Goal 13. Maybe 14. I got the 13 today 1 March.

Velcropop--6 neutral grip. Goal 8.Goal reached, 20 Feb!

Rikblades--PR 10. Goal 11. Sorry, had to stop training for a couple of weeks due to an elbow injury. Get it later, Rik!

Kab3261--5 close-grip chins. Goal 7. Made 10! A 100% increase; if this were a competition, she'd be the champion!

Nkkip--Counts 15. We'll trust his counting this time! Got the 15 again, but at 4kg higher body weight!

Hoister--PR BW+50x25. Goal 27 reps! 30 on 26 Feb!

Jebus--PR 1. Goal 2. Simple, huh?

NightFall--Just got BW+75x3. Goal 6.Got BW+80x5, feels that's equivalent to the goal Going to declare a new goal

Stephen Johnson--I think he's saying that his recent best is 10, so I assume goal is 11?

Higgy--10 going for 12

Griftan PR 8 pronated, 11 supinated. Goals of 10 and 15, respectively.

Flexo--PR15. Says his goal is 25, but I'm hoping that's the goal for the year, and that he (or she) will at least get 16 or 17 before the challenge is over. Edit--Flexo re-tested his max, and hit 21. So a 10% increase would be 23, and he wants to get 25. Go for it!

Nevage--can do 24 over 4 sets (neutral grip BW). His goal is 30 in 4 sets, but I'm betting that he can get this right now by changing his approach. Tied PR, but at a highter body weight.

The goals are starting to fall! Keep it up!

The last was a real grinder, I could feel my legs climbing up those invisible ladders you seem to look for when struggling with pull ups, but i'm counting it.

Felt good. I've had a cold this week as well. I knew from the first 10 that I would get 20. I actually thought I would get well over 20 judging from the first 10 but started to die around 18 (my old PR). Definitely love those ladders. Never even got to do them as much as I hoped. I'm going to keep doing the pull up ladders, see if I can improve it any more.

KPj

Well, the challenge was for the month of February, but it was a short month, so keep reporting results for a few days.

Proper Knob--PR 14 narrow "semi neutral". Goal=15. Got 15 on 26 Feb!

robertscott--he's in, but hasn't reported a PR or goal

wilburburns--in, but no PR or goal yet

Jebus--will do weighted pulls, but no PR reported yet

jml--New test, PR12. Goal 13

slashnul--PR 10 pullups. Goal=11

Travis--New test, PR 12. Goal 13.

pdellorto--PR 16 chinups (I believe). Goal=17+. That is now official. 17 on 26 Feb!

robt-aus--PR 7 pullups, close grip. Goal=8. 9 Reps! Exceeds goal by 1 on 28 Feb!

Ryan A--PR 8, going for 10. Got 9, almost 10. That meets the 10% challenge!

KPj--PR 18. A 10% increase rounds up to 20! 21 reps, beating his goal by 1!

stuward--PR 10. Goal is to be able to do 10 daily for 5 days. Got 8 daily for 5 days, which is a significant improvement!

bam--7 wide grip pullups. Goal 8 Got 9 on 2 March!

jungledoc--PR 12 chinups. Goal 13. Maybe 14. I got the 13 today 1 March.

Velcropop--6 neutral grip. Goal 8.Goal reached, 20 Feb!

Rikblades--PR 10. Goal 11. Sorry, had to stop training for a couple of weeks due to an elbow injury. Get it later, Rik!

Kab3261--5 close-grip chins. Goal 7. Made 10! A 100% increase; if this were a competition, she'd be the champion!

Nkkip--Counts 15. We'll trust his counting this time! Got the 15 again, but at 4kg higher body weight!

Hoister--PR BW+50x25. Goal 27 reps! 30 on 26 Feb!

Jebus--PR 1. Goal 2. Simple, huh?

NightFall--Just got BW+75x3. Goal 6.Got BW+80x5, feels that's equivalent to the goal Going to declare a new goal

Stephen Johnson--I think he's saying that his recent best is 10, so I assume goal is 11?

Higgy--10 going for 12

Griftan PR 8 pronated, 11 supinated. Goals of 10 and 15, respectively.

Flexo--PR15. Says his goal is 25, but I'm hoping that's the goal for the year, and that he (or she) will at least get 16 or 17 before the challenge is over. Edit--Flexo re-tested his max, and hit 21. So a 10% increase would be 23, and he wants to get 25. Go for it!

Nevage--can do 24 over 4 sets (neutral grip BW). His goal is 30 in 4 sets, but I'm betting that he can get this right now by changing his approach. Tied PR, but at a highter body weight.

Johnny--New PR of 10 on 5 March!

Proper Knob--PR 14 narrow "semi neutral". Goal=15. Got 15 on 26 Feb!

robertscott--he's in, but hasn't reported a PR or goal

wilburburns--in, but no PR or goal yet

Jebus--will do weighted pulls, but no PR reported yet

jml--New test, PR12. Goal 13

slashnul--PR 10 pullups. Goal=11

Travis--New test, PR 12. Goal 13.

pdellorto--PR 16 chinups (I believe). Goal=17+. That is now official. 17 on 26 Feb!

robt-aus--PR 7 pullups, close grip. Goal=8. 9 Reps! Exceeds goal by 1 on 28 Feb!

Ryan A--PR 8, going for 10. Got 9, almost 10. That meets the 10% challenge!

KPj--PR 18. A 10% increase rounds up to 20! 21 reps, beating his goal by 1!

stuward--PR 10. Goal is to be able to do 10 daily for 5 days. Got 8 daily for 5 days, which is a significant improvement!

bam--7 wide grip pullups. Goal 8 Got 9 on 2 March!

jungledoc--PR 12 chinups. Goal 13. Maybe 14. I got the 13 today 1 March.

Velcropop--6 neutral grip. Goal 8.Goal reached, 20 Feb!

Rikblades--PR 10. Goal 11. Sorry, had to stop training for a couple of weeks due to an elbow injury. Get it later, Rik!

Kab3261--5 close-grip chins. Goal 7. Made 10! A 100% increase; if this were a competition, she'd be the champion!

Nkkip--Counts 15. We'll trust his counting this time! Got the 15 again, but at 4kg higher body weight!

Hoister--PR BW+50x25. Goal 27 reps! 30 on 26 Feb!

Jebus--PR 1. Goal 2. Simple, huh?

NightFall--Just got BW+75x3. Goal 6.Got BW+80x5, feels that's equivalent to the goal Going to declare a new goal

Stephen Johnson--I think he's saying that his recent best is 10, so I assume goal is 11?

Higgy--10 going for 12

Griftan PR 8 pronated, 11 supinated. Goals of 10 and 15, respectively.

Flexo--PR15. Says his goal is 25, but I'm hoping that's the goal for the year, and that he (or she) will at least get 16 or 17 before the challenge is over. Edit--Flexo re-tested his max, and hit 21. So a 10% increase would be 23, and he wants to get 25. Go for it!

Nevage--can do 24 over 4 sets (neutral grip BW). His goal is 30 in 4 sets, but I'm betting that he can get this right now by changing his approach. Tied PR, but at a highter body weight.

Johnny--New PR of 10 on 5 March!

Last edited by Jungledoc on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:58 am, edited 1 time in total.