The Pull Up Challenge, 2011

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:04 am

Well, February is past--get reports in, but don't give up on pull-ups, even if you haven't reached your goals just yet. Remember it's always better to shoot at the moon....

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]

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:13 am

Well, February is past--get reports in, but don't give up on pull-ups, even if you haven't reached your goals just yet. Remember it's always better to shoot at the moon....

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!

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Post by KPj » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:33 am

I should be able to test tonight. Tomorrow at the latest.

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Post by Nevage » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:37 am

I think I found out why my wide grip pull ups were plateauing... biceps! I changed to parallel grip pull ups for this challenge and thought I would be able to do more reps because I originally could always do more chins then pull ups. Turns out I can do many more pull ups than chins now and think it's my biceps that are limiting me. The first set I always hit 8, but then my biceps just fatigue to failure very fast.

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.

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Post by Ryan A » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:59 am

I got 9 and almost 10 on Feb 28.

I think in another week i will have 10 pretty easy.

Thanks for the thread, definitely a motivator to focus.

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Post by kab3261 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:54 am

I got to 10

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Post by Nkkip » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:07 pm

I got 15 again today. Though I guess it's a PR technically because I actually gained 4 kg in the past month lol.

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Post by Hoister » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:14 pm

pdellorto wrote:I did my 17 today.


Hoister - Ouch! I hope you're okay!
No worries on the shoulder.
I've rested it and pulled out 30 reps again today with no issues...phew!

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Post by Jungledoc » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:08 pm

Jungledoc wrote:Well, February is past--get reports in, but don't give up on pull-ups, even if you haven't reached your goals just yet. Remember it's always better to shoot at the moon....

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!

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Post by KPj » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:28 am

21 reps :grin:

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.

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Post by Johnny » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:13 pm

Chin-up BW(183)x10
This is my all time PR, got it on 05 March.

New goal is 12.

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Post by Jungledoc » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:53 am

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!
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Post by Jungledoc » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:56 am

Johnny wrote:Chin-up BW(183)x10
This is my all time PR, got it on 05 March.

New goal is 12.
I must have missed getting you on the list! Sorry, but congrats on the PR!

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Post by JoeB » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:12 pm

Got 6 wide grip last Friday. Lat pull down machine is helping.

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Post by Sampson7 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:09 pm

I'm in. I haven't posted recently, but I just came back. I do wide grip pullups as part of my regular workout and my PR is 10, so the goal is 11 by mid April.

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