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Old 03-09-2004, 11:53 AM   #21
Ben Gimball
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AARON,

I agree with much of what you have said! However, when you have genetics, the proper training program and a good mental attitude, those are the keys to greatness!

On the other hand if you have a good mental attitude and a great training program, you can still go far. I have trained those who never thought that they could reach even 10 dead hang Pull-ups, and I have had them to as high as 20! I also, firmly believe that almost anyone with the proper training, can reach 20 dead hang Pull-ups. With that stated, I have seen "naturals" who can on their first day attain in the high teens without having had the benefit of any training! Those are the individuals who truly have a shot at 40 dead hang Pull-ups!

Again, I feel that attaining 40 dead hang Pull-ups to be almost the equivalent of a sub 4:00 mile (and other such lofty milestones). Ever see how a miler is built? Each movement (event) has particular body types that will ultimately prevail.
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Old 03-13-2004, 05:04 PM   #22
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Well guys I did it, 500 pullups. I did 20 then rested for 5 mins and started doing 5 pullups every minute until I reached 250. My arms couldn't seem to work. I then rested 10 mins and continued with 5 a min. with several 2 min breaks in beetween till I reached 400. Rested another 10 mins. and did 5 a min with the occasional two minute breaks in between each set and then 500 came along. It was tough and sweaty. I also drank lots of water through out the workout.
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Old 03-13-2004, 05:44 PM   #23
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I wish I'd seen this thread earlier. I'm in for next Saturday (so I can enjoy the build-up and commit to spending as much time as it takes to get it done). Myron, thanks for your post, I'm looking forward to others. Great milestone, if nothing else!
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:27 PM   #24
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I had some stuff to do today, and I forgot about this. I just went down and did 100 pullups (last 10 were weighted, 20lbs).

Not 500, but at least I did some. -_-;


What I did was, I tried to do 1 every 10 seconds.

I got it done in about 15 minutes.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:53 AM   #25
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453 pullups

Not the 500 I planned, but between cutting/burning brush and other time intensive farm chores and somewhat unexpected company coming over for the evening, I didn't have a chance to finish. But at least I did have the day off work! Did most in the morning, starting with the WOD (which I counted as part of the total), then 5/minute up to 300. On to chores, then I would catch as many as possible while cleaning the house and helping make dinner. Not the way I was planning to do this!
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:13 PM   #26
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Kevin,

I am curious as to how many Pull-ups that you could perform whith the 20lb. load if you were rested and ready to go?
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:42 PM   #27
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I just got done working out, so I'll tell you tomorrow. :happy:

My eventual goal - to do 100 pullups with 300 lbs! HAHAHAHAH! :angry:
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:46 PM   #28
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Ben -

I was too curious to not at least try it today, so right after I wrote that, I went down and tested.

9 pullups, with a wee bit of kip.

I'll try it again in two or three days.
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Old 03-18-2004, 02:27 PM   #29
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my max for dead hang pullups is 10. i weigh 215 lbs. any tips on some good pullup workouts?
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:11 PM   #30
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Try following the WOD for a month and for warm up practice your PU's. Do something different every day and dont go to fatigue very often.
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