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Old 08-27-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
Mitchell Brown
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So what is your max consecutive chin/pull up?

How did you get to where you are now?

I've done 3 sets a day for two weeks now, and I've only managed from 3 dead hang to 12, so I'm interested in how other people train.
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
John Messano
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i've gotten 27 consecutive (kipping) pullups in a "Lynne" WOD.

most likely, i could get a few more than that. maybe 35. I use the chin-up grip most of the time because it feels easier on my elbows and shoulder sockets.

I don't train pullups outside of the WOD or the CF Warm-up. I got my pullup numbers up very slowly by just doing the WOD and at least 2 sets of 10-15 in the CFWU. My training in the last 2 years has been consistent.

Good Luck!
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:48 PM   #3
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53 kipping.

or 1 pull up with 100 lbs.
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:23 PM   #4
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30 kipping. no special training.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:31 PM   #5
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25 kipping. 30 here I come!
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:40 PM   #6
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25 years ago and a couple or fifty pounds ago i could do over thirty dead hanging pullups. i think i once did 37, but i'm certain i once did 34. i swam competitively for several years, and at the time this didn't seem like a huge accomplishment compared to my peers who could do about the same. a few years ago i got into a weight lifting kick (for the umpteenth time) and could do 2 or 3 reps with 75lbs, but i never tried a consecutive max.

i got to where i am today by not working out much, eating plenty, and spending a lot of free time in front of the tv and computer. :bangin:

i think i could do around 10 pullups right now if my life depended on it, but i'm hoping crossfit will whip me into a 44 year old version of my old form and then some. ten days into crossfit, and it's quite obvious that i'm going to be doing a few pullups here and there. i'll find this post again in the hopefully near future and post some real progress.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
James R. Climer
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Max lifetime 25 deadhang in bootcamp, (1980),

recently, 46 kipping on my 46th birthday, 19 dead hang

No special training, just Crossfit.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:19 PM   #8
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No special training.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:09 PM   #9
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36 kipping
28 dead hang (supinated grip) palms inward
24 dead hang (pronated grip) palms outward
1 85lbs Pull-Up
1 25lbs Musle-Up

Training lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of pull-ups and muscle-ups. I started with 5 everytime I walked by my homegym pull-up bar. Then 8, then 10, then 15, then 10. hehehe

I generally stick to 10 now, as I get really bad tendonitis when I do more. I try to increase the volume it hurts less.

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Old 09-06-2006, 08:08 AM   #10
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I never did post how I got there. . . if you do a search for "Eugene's Birthday Pull ups" you'll find a log of my progress as well as a lot of other people's progress to 50+

Basically I started doing pull ups GTG style. I would do at least 3 sets throughout the day. I would do them on rings, 2x4s, 2.5" square bars, dead hang, kipping, L, etc. Usually palms away, but on the rings my palms usually faced each other.

When I went for my max I was averaging about 150 -200 pull ups a day (spread out among the different sets). I even brought my rings on my honeymoon in Australia so that I wouldn't miss my goal.

After I did that I got really sick of pull ups and I only do them when the WOD calls for them. I can still do at least 30 on a bar palms away, and 100 lbs added for one rep (on a good day), which is about half my body weight.

I would love to be able to do a one arm pull up someday.
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