10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:04 am UTC

1401+10=1411

One set, 28 pounds, sober.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby philsov » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:21 pm UTC

sober.


I don't think I've ever done intoxicated chins/pulls...

1411 + 18 = 1429

On the subject of weights -- is a backpack with some plates admissible, or is the belt configuration ideal? Curious for both dips and chins.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:18 am UTC

1429+20=1449

Two sets 28 extra pounds.

I just put the weight in a backpack. I have no idea if it's how you're supposed to do it, but it works for me. Just be careful when you get off the bar, the weight might try to hit you on your lower back.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:30 am UTC

philsov wrote:
sober.


I don't think I've ever done intoxicated chins/pulls...

1411 + 18 = 1429

On the subject of weights -- is a backpack with some plates admissible, or is the belt configuration ideal? Curious for both dips and chins.

I've used a belt, improvised from some nylon straps they had lying around at the gym. Worked OK up to 45lb, but I should get a proper belt.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:55 am UTC

1449+18=1467

2 sets 28 pounds. Yikes, I seem to be regressing. Maybe I need more than 2.5 days for recovery.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:56 pm UTC

Jet-lagged chinning spree.
1467+17+10+5=1499
Dang. If I'd known, I'd have done one more.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:36 pm UTC

1499+14= 1513
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:19 pm UTC

1513+18+9+6=1546

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:06 am UTC

1546+21+13+8+5+3+2+1+1=1600
Lost a bit of weight; this is screwing with my barbell lifts, but I'm taking the opportunity to have some fun with chin-ups.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:52 am UTC

1600+18+12= 1630
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:19 am UTC

1630+18=1648

25 lbs 2 sets. I'm definitely regressing :/ maybe it's the heat. Though I have been doing some that I forgot to document here.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:33 pm UTC

1648+12+10+10=1680

And yes, I just did them to reach an even number :P
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:03 am UTC

1680 + 1 = 1681

My first one ever, so shut the hell up.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:39 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:1680 + 1 = 1681

My first one ever, so shut the hell up.


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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:25 am UTC

1681+18=1699
2 sets, 25 lbs. Shoot, if I would have done more, I would have gotten to a big round number.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:59 am UTC

1699+21+14+10=1744

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby philsov » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:44 pm UTC

My first one ever, so shut the hell up.


grats, dude! Chin or pull?

1744+17 = 1761
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:07 am UTC

Been doing my chins, but not posting about them.
1761+15+20+14+8+21+14+10=1863
(102 chins spread over three workouts.)

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:12 am UTC

Nath wrote:Been doing my chins, but not posting about them.

Same here
1863+44=1907 Split between 3 workouts. Some with weight, some warmups without weight.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby pianoelias » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:10 am UTC

I'll join you all:

1863 + 63 = 1926

several sets of close-grip, hopefully eventually working up to one-arm pull-ups.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:29 pm UTC

1926+37=1963

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:30 am UTC

1963 + 2 = 1965

And a pullup question. It seems grip is a huge factor for me, since I can do them at the firehall on the smith machine, which has rectangular steel bars. My grip is totally different. I tried it outside on a round bar, and, yeah, couldn't do it. What the hell? What muscles do I need to work to fix THAT?

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:38 am UTC

You could do double-overhand-grip deadlifts, or hang from a bar for time. If possible, get some gym chalk when you're trying to do pull-ups on a smooth bar. If necessary, use straps for some sets; that way you can still enjoy the benefits of chin-ups while your grip catches up.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby m4d4sb34ns » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:13 pm UTC

Just got myself a door-frame bar to get in on this - seems harder than on outdoor kids climbing equipment somehow. Anyway, 1965 + 30 = 1995

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:49 am UTC

1995+20=2015
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:03 am UTC

2015+40=2055

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:18 pm UTC

2055+15+12+8+4=2094
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:22 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:1963 + 2 = 1965

And a pullup question. It seems grip is a huge factor for me, since I can do them at the firehall on the smith machine, which has rectangular steel bars. My grip is totally different. I tried it outside on a round bar, and, yeah, couldn't do it. What the hell? What muscles do I need to work to fix THAT?


Deadlifts without straps, farmer walks... Anything where you grip a bar and have a hard time holding onto really. It's a pure grip issue. I can't hang from my pull up bar with one hand but find it easy to do the same on a construction site scaffold; same thing really.
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:16 am UTC

2094+16+12+8+4=2134
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:41 am UTC

2134+16+12+8+4=2174
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:23 pm UTC

Not sure if it's okay to post questions here, but - does anybody have suggestions for how to do pull-ups when not having a pull-up bar? I'd really like to learn how to do 10 in a row, just for the hell of it (tried it for the first time a few weeks back, could do 4 at the most), but back home I don't have access to a gym or similar place. A friend suggested a doorframe, but I can't seem to grip it well enough.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:21 pm UTC

Easiest way is to get one of those bars that fits in a doorway. They can be pretty cheap.

Another option is to go to a park. They often have some sort of bar or something you could use.

Another option is to install rings on a stairway. You'll need a good, sturdy place to hang them. If you don't want to buy rings, you could probably make a DIY version out of chain from a hardware store. Maybe slip some bicycle inner tubes or something over the part that you'll be holding.

EDIT: 2174+36=2210

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:51 am UTC

2210+36=2246

edit:
2246+20=2266
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:39 am UTC

2266+44=2310

EDIT:
2310+46=2356

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:04 am UTC

2356+20=2376
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:26 am UTC

2376+38=2414

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby nightbird » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:24 pm UTC

2414+5+5+11=2435

(the first two sets with 25lbs added)
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:45 am UTC

2435+21=2456
Finally picked up a chin up belt. Well, a piece of chain. These were several short sets, working up to 45lbx6.

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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby folkhero » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:25 pm UTC

2456+21=2477
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Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Postby Nath » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:57 am UTC

2477+20=2497
(Worked up to 50lbx5)


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