Shamelessly copying Josh's Curl Wars idea, I got the idea for a pull-up war. Bigger guys will probably have a bit of an advantage with this format, but here's my idea: how much total weight (you, plus any additional weight hung from your waist) can you perform a dead-hang pull-up (palms away) with? Like the Curl Wars, this could be an on-going thread. Who can make the 200 club, the 250, the 300, and yikes, the 350 club?
Yesterday was the first day since July, when I hurt my left bicep picking up an atlas stone, that I've been able to perform a pull-up with no pain. So, I should be able to make some decent progress over the next couple of months. I'll make a video after I get a few workouts under my belt.
For the video, the easiest way to record the weight would probably be to simply stand on the "zeroed" scale with the weight already attached to your waist, either before or after you perform the pull-up/chin-up. And make sure the bottom of your chin clears the top of the bar.
Following the list of "Clubs" is a ranking of the performances calculated by dividing the total amount of weight performed for a pull-up/chin-up by the person's body weight.
Yori Skutt: 190
Morgan Guthner: 302
Tom Scibelli: 315
1) tja: 150% @ 203 lbs.
2) Yori Skutt: 150% @ 127 lbs.
3) Tom Scibelli 143% @ 221 lbs.
4) steveO: 140% @ 201 lbs.
5) bwwm: 137% @ 262 lbs.
6) Morgan Guthner: 109% @ 277 lbs.