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7/17/12 10:22 AM
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vermonter
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I'd like to do one for motivation, maybe over the course of a couple months. Anyone want in on this? Contests always drive me to be the best i can be, and realistically, i need to get up at like 6 AM to do this, so there you go.

I'm thinking honor system, but i'm hell bent on getting a vid of the final product to post.

If you're interested, what time frame? Two months at least for me to really drive the numbers up. No full pause, just full ROM. Any grip is fine. Total number of reps wins, but knowing me, i'll figure out my max effort too, and who did the most total work, who improved the most, etc.

Right now i'm about 185, and can pull 14 reps. I've never been over 20. It's time.
7/17/12 11:08 AM
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I'd jump in but it seems a bit unfair, as I weigh less than 155. I haven't done pull ups since last year though, although I'd put out over 30 I reckon.

When you say no full pause, does that mean that if you stop moving, you're done? That would make it much harder
7/17/12 12:32 PM
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Well, the rule would be no leaving the bar, or feet down. If you wanted to pause with a hang, i'd be cool for that. Just didn't want people to think they had to do a full pause to count a rep, just the full ROM.

And jesus, i'm sure going up against you would be hell, but i'm willing to give it a shot and hope some other people a little heavier join in haha (except Jeremy...).

When you say 30, do you mean if you did them now with no training, or after a couple months?

Anyway, if you're in, i'll make it official :)
7/17/12 2:11 PM
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Ah right OK. Yeah that makes sense

I'd be horrified if I couldn't break 20 right now. I think I could 30 now if I had to. That said, being strict on the ROM might make a big difference cos I never check it. So arms have to go to 180°? No bend at all? Phone Post
7/17/12 2:35 PM
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Im up to 16 at 180. I wouldnt mind pushing myself. Phone Post
7/17/12 2:41 PM
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I'll be in, i'm at around 22-ish, 185 lbs.
7/17/12 3:21 PM
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15 pull ups @195 and 47 yo Phone Post
7/17/12 3:24 PM
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Oh geez i'm gonna get my ass kicked. I'm the weakest guy in it, lol! Glad to see people want to join in, though.

So let's have September 20th be the final date.

Leigh:

Prob not arms to 180.... for me that would put a bar at about my forehead. I'm gonna shoot for chin over the bar, but i may do this on rings, so we will see.

As far as arms straight, yup, that's what I mean, but yeah sometimes i don't go totally straight to keep the speed high without cracking my elbows at the bottom. If you take a vid, you can be sure I won't be a crazy form nazi, but get it to straight arms or close, and get it to chin up over the bar or jaw even and i'm sure it'd count.

Also, no kip. A light momentum assist with the legs on the last rep or two would be forgivable, but not a true kip.
7/17/12 3:28 PM
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OK sounds good. I will do palms in. When is the deadline? Phone Post
7/17/12 3:33 PM
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Leigh - OK sounds good. I will do palms in. When is the deadline? Phone Post


Bro..... i even bolded it for you. C'mon....


I'll reiterate (in case anyone missed it), any grip is fine, so this isn't strictly a "pullup" contest. Supinated, pronated, neutral, one bar, parallel bars, rings, doesn't matter. I'll be doing either very short chain rings, or parallel bars most likely.
7/17/12 3:55 PM
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 I'll do it

I do palms facing each other, but apparently that's ok

I can do 12 at 220 pounds. I'll probably do the fewest here out of everyone.

If anyone can offer advice for increasing pullups, that would be helpful as I've been stuck on 12 for a while now
7/17/12 4:00 PM
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I was on my phone and skim reading, LOL

Ok, my tip is do weighted chin ups. That is exclusively what I will do to train for it
7/17/12 5:01 PM
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I'm in....I'll make dizz look good!
7/17/12 5:02 PM
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im in. 8 @ 159 lol. this will give me motivation to push myself to get more
7/17/12 5:16 PM
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+1 for weighted pullups, got me doing 30+ a year or so ago.
7/17/12 5:18 PM
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 When you guys do weighted, do you do enough weight to get, like, 4 reps, or 6-8 reps, or what?

Also, my gym doesn't have a dip belt, which is irritating, because to do weighted it means I have to put the dumbbell in between my legs/feet
7/17/12 5:20 PM
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I can do 1 full pull up...but i'll enter so I can try to improve.
7/17/12 5:33 PM
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Somewhere around 3-8. Don't think it matters much. I use a judo belt Phone Post
7/17/12 7:07 PM
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only leigh could not do pullups for a year and still be able to break 30, lol
7/17/12 7:11 PM
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7/17/12 9:06 PM
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Last time i tested max reps it was 14, right now i'm at about 12-13 and i weigh 178lbs.

Funnily enough i recently switched to home workouts with a heavy emphasis on pull ups. I'm i up for the challenge. If i can't do a minimum of 18 by Sep 20 i'll be heavily disappointed...
7/18/12 1:02 AM
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Pulling out of the contest guys. Broke my ankle tonight playing basketball. No exercise for a while. Phone Post
7/18/12 1:14 AM
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I weigh about 180 and can do 6, but I'm in to see how much I can improve. Phone Post
7/18/12 1:53 AM
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dizz - Pulling out of the contest guys. Broke my ankle tonight playing basketball. No exercise for a while. Phone Post
Holy shit, sorry to hear mate

Lol @ turducken ;) Phone Post
7/18/12 4:34 AM
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I do a set of 20 1-2x a month, haven't maxed in ages tho cos it wreaks havoc on my left elbow. (Doing excessive volume/ frequency or intensity). I can currently do about 22+ consecutively with strict controlled form, zero pausing, zero swinging/swaying. WIth some pausing/minor leg assistance, no idea.

Because of my propensity for injury, I'll wait until late august before I turn it up a notch, will enter if I can make good progress.

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