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2005/08/04 23:36:24 (permalink)
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100 pull up challenge

im skint at the mo so have to train in the gym where i work. which is a bit gay as they have limited weight so work outs have been lame at the moment. so i remeber reading about Arnie who used to throw a figure say 100 and do as many sets of pull ups it takes to get there. I did this on Tuesday and its pretty hard I think it took me like 13 sets and i varied my grip every time over/under/wide. But i have to say ive never had doms so bad and my back is pumped up to fcuk. I would reccomend this to anyone next time im going for 110 reps shud be fun! has anyone else tried this? or do you think its too much?
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    Daari
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 01:38:18 (permalink)
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    haha-i'd imagine my biceps would burst after 60 or so reps
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 08:00:09 (permalink)
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    I would never even think of doing that lol.

    You should try sissy squats...

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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 09:02:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Adil

    haha-i'd imagine my biceps would burst after 60 or so reps


    *imagines first of the north star manga when the bad guys heads blow up! except in Adils case, itll be his biceps.

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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 09:10:09 (permalink)
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    i have a gameboy game called first of the north star.. does that help?
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 12:34:41 (permalink)
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    I did this last year, it was on of the crossfit workouts I did. I thought easy peasy I'll just do 10X10 but not a chance. I managed about 4 sets of 10 then I went down to sets of 5 until the end. Not sure what the point of the workout was but it was a challenge.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 15:38:20 (permalink)
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    I never thought it was going to be easy peasey. and im regreting it a bit now cos my back still aches and the insertion to my biceps are fuct. nevermind i think its good to shock your body sometimes like this might send you into a growth spurt (or lead to overtraining, which i suspect has happened)
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 19:10:10 (permalink)
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    I did 10 sets of 8 a while back, which was much easier than I expected; then a few weeks later I did 10 sets of 10, which was also fairly easy really. Struggled a bit with the last couple of reps on the last couple of sets, but got there. Pull-ups have always been pretty much my best exercise though.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 21:09:21 (permalink)
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    Its "FIST of the north star", people.

    Watch Ninja scrolll.. or Akira.. Far better films.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/05 21:55:50 (permalink)
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    I've done 10 x 10 chins before with 10kg hanging off of me...they're my favourite movement by far

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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/06 00:15:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Knighty

    I've done 10 x 10 chins before with 10kg hanging off of me...they're my favourite movement by far


    That's a good one to aim for me to aim for I think. I've done 10x10 with BW and 4x10 with an extra 10kg.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/06 00:23:01 (permalink)
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    I'm using 30kg at the minute for sets of 5 overhand. Think i could easily do thirty underhand @ BW.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/06 12:46:14 (permalink)
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    I have no idea what i can chin at the moment but I do 2 sets of 105kg for 10 reps on the wide pull down.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/10 11:13:45 (permalink)
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    If that appeals then you might like to check out Bryce Lane's 20/50 system.

    With that you set your watch for 20 minutes and try to do as many reps as you can in that time. He recommend using a weight of c.75-80% 1RM. You can do it in sets of 10 or just singles or rest-pause or whatever. He recommends a target of 50 reps as starting point but you set your own target. Once you hit that target you up the weights 5-10% next time.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/10 13:03:51 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Jack The Lad

    If that appeals then you might like to check out Bryce Lane's 20/50 system.

    With that you set your watch for 20 minutes and try to do as many reps as you can in that time. He recommend using a weight of c.75-80% 1RM. You can do it in sets of 10 or just singles or rest-pause or whatever. He recommends a target of 50 reps as starting point but you set your own target. Once you hit that target you up the weights 5-10% next time.


    Good guy, Bryce Lane. I used to read a lot of his stuff when he used to be on misc.fitness.weights.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/10 14:09:23 (permalink)
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    never heard of him. but yeah i think i time limit is a good idea otherwise it could take all day and it loses its effect if you take 5 mins between each set. this week im gonna do 100 again and time it and make a note of how many sets it took. then try to improve upon it each time. also im gonna follow a pattern of wide/narrow/underhand/neutral grip then repeat.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/10 20:47:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar


    ORIGINAL: Knighty

    I've done 10 x 10 chins before with 10kg hanging off of me...they're my favourite movement by far


    That's a good one to aim for me to aim for I think. I've done 10x10 with BW and 4x10 with an extra 10kg.


    lol, you probably weigh 100lbs more than I ever have though

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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/11 15:38:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Knighty


    ORIGINAL: tokar


    ORIGINAL: Knighty

    I've done 10 x 10 chins before with 10kg hanging off of me...they're my favourite movement by far


    That's a good one to aim for me to aim for I think. I've done 10x10 with BW and 4x10 with an extra 10kg.


    lol, you probably weigh 100lbs more than I ever have though



    About 92.5kg today.
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/11 18:04:50 (permalink)
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    did the hundred again today. but today i only had a minute rest between each set. started of with 16 reps then 10 then went down to 6's. the minute rest makes it so much harder. all the other boys in the gym were takin the p*ss saying 6's whats that p*ssy. but anyone have a go its very hard. i also did the alternation of grip in the sequence of wide,narrow,under, neutral repeat. after the 5th set could no longer do any wide so just went to normal grip. we ll see how effective it is tommorrow when i cant move my arms
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    RE: 100 pull up challenge 2005/08/11 18:13:03 (permalink)
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    Might try this on Saturday.
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