The Pull Up Challenge, 2011

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Post by Velcropop » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:28 am

Back home now, still feeling a bit groggy but as far as I know surgery went well. I'll know more when I see my surgeon in 10 days time. Probably won't be doing any lower body lifting for a few weeks but I should be able to manage upper body stuff soon enough. 10 hammer chins by the end of March!

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Post by Hoister » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:40 pm

Velcro - hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Post by Hoister » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:44 pm

Okay - re-tested my PR and upped it to 30 dead hang consecutive reps, and 1 more that i had to cheat with some "kip". Then i heard a rather horrible sound in my right shoulder which was followed by some blinding pain. Uh oh...

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Post by Proper Knob » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:10 pm

I couple of days early, but it was convenient for me to test my max again today.

My goal was 15 reps and i achieved 15 reps. I'll have another pop on Tuesday to see if i can crank one or two more reps out.

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Post by pdellorto » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:34 pm

I did my 17 today.


Hoister - Ouch! I hope you're okay!

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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:05 pm

Reports are starting to come in of goals achieved!:

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
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.
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!
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Post by robt-aus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:49 pm

02/28/11 - 9 closegrip pullups performed.

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Post by NightFaLL » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:47 pm

My 'test' day will have to be Mar 4th, that's my next back day and I shouldn't be glycogen depleted like I have been as of late (cutting weight for sb :P).

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Post by jannypan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:28 am

As you've already stated 14 is my number with a, what i call, narrow semi neutral grip. The bars aren't parrallel or horizontal to me, they're somewhere in between.

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Post by stuward » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:07 pm

stuward wrote:My recent max is 10 in a row with parallel grip. However, my 5 day/wk max is 7. That is 7 in a row, 5 days in a row. My goal prior to this challenge was to get to 10 in a row, 5 days in a row. I'll keep working on that and post results at the end of the month. Sorry to be so complicated.
Well, I didn't hit the 10 reps but, I've done 8, 5 days in a row. That's a small improvement, I'll take it.

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:04 am

I hit 13 this afternoon! I had been hoping for 14 or 15, so I'll try again in a week or two.

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Post by bam » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:55 pm

bam--7 wide grip pullups. Goal 8
Did 9 wide grip pullups. New goal = 10.

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Post by Rik-Blades » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:17 pm

Elbow issues have stopped my training for a couple of weeks, so i'm afraid i'm out :sad:

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Post by NightFaLL » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:34 pm

Still haven't did pullups yet, but the good news is I just found out I'm down to 200lbs and 8.6% bodyfat ^_^ Pretty good cut before spring break, didn't lose any muscle really. :D

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Post by robertscott » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:56 pm

NightFaLL wrote:Still haven't did pullups yet, but the good news is I just found out I'm down to 200lbs and 8.6% bodyfat ^_^ Pretty good cut before spring break, didn't lose any muscle really. :D
Dayum! Good going there mate. You've basically reached my lifetime goal so I have to admit I'm more than just a little jealous.

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