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Spin off.... summer of “ STRICT pull ups” (all kinds)

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Mike Rinderle
2 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I don’t see how my form could be critiqued in a negative way  in this set... but hey, what do I know? Thanks man! 🤷‍♂️ 

You cheated the feat!

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Joseph Sullivan
6 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

You cheated the feat!

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Gotta love it!

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Lucasraymond

I find doing pull-ups on a non-rotating thickbar actually easier than on a thinner bar and neutral grip about 15-20lbs stronger on my 1RM. 

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Joseph Sullivan
20 minutes ago, Lucasraymond said:

I find doing pull-ups on a non-rotating thickbar actually easier than on a thinner bar and neutral grip about 15-20lbs stronger on my 1RM. 

Great input, Luke! 

I don’t really notice a difference when the bar is fixed, between neutral, pronated , or supinated with a shoulder width grip. Rolling bars? For sure.

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Mike Rinderle

I seem to be able to knock out a rep or two more on chin ups (supinated) vs. Pull ups (pronated), but not a huge difference.  They do hit my back differently though.  Chins seem to hit my lower lats and mid back more, while pull ups hit my upper lats and back more.

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David_wigren
49 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I don’t see how my form could be critiqued in a negative way  in this set... but hey, what do I know? Thanks man! 🤷‍♂️.  Any of the negative critiques care to strap weight on to make their body weight 275 and care to emulate my form AND get 15? That would be cool to see. There was no kipping, minimal body English and pretty darned full down and up each rep. But, the negatives are always expected and fuel the fire of striving for “form perfection”. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

I actually think it’s harder than just the added weight. When you’re larger there is also more meat on the arms that will create extra resistance, especially the further up you go. I think this is the main reason why so few of the top strongman that are able to do full range pull ups. They’re strong enough for it, it’s just that when the chin approaches the bar, the meat around the elbow crease really starts to mash together to create much more resistance. I’ve seen video of some of the strong guys like Terry Hollands and Jesse Marunde back in the days be able to do 10-15 partial pullups with relative ease. But struggle real hard just to do one single full range one.

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Joseph Sullivan
4 minutes ago, David_wigren said:

I actually think it’s harder than just the added weight. When you’re larger there is also more meat on the arms that will create extra resistance, especially the further up you go. I think this is the main reason why so few of the top strongman that are able to do full range pull ups. They’re strong enough for it, it’s just that when the chin approaches the bar, the meat around the elbow crease really starts to mash together to create much more resistance. I’ve seen video of some of the strong guys like Terry Hollands and Jesse Marunde back in the days be able to do 10-15 partial pullups with relative ease. But struggle real hard just to do one single full range one.

I definitely agree with that.

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Aleksandar Milosevic
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Just my opinion - dead hang pull ups shouldn't be performed. You can extend your arms almost all the way, but don't unlock your shoulders, especially if you're very explosive from the bottom. It removes the muscle tension from the lats while you're at the bottom, then you instantly contract very hard and it's a huge shock to the muscles and the surrounding connective soft tissue. Also it has no carryover to anything, since you will need to have tension prior to pulling anything in a real life situation. Dead hangs are great for shoulder health, but doing pull ups like that is not, if you have to do it that way, do it very slow.

Edit: great work on the pull ups Joe, but I wasn't expecting any less :)

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Joseph Sullivan
4 minutes ago, Aleksandar Milosevic said:

Just my opinion - dead hang pull ups shouldn't be performed. You can extend your arms almost all the way, but don't unlock your shoulders, especially if you're very explosive from the bottom. It removes the muscle tension from the lats while you're at the bottom, then you instantly contract very hard and it's a huge shock to the muscles and the surrounding connective soft tissue. Also it has no carryover to anything, since you will need to have tension prior to pulling anything in a real life situation. Dead hangs are great for shoulder health, but doing pull ups like that is not, if you have to do it that way, do it very slow.

Edit: great work on the pull ups Joe, but I wasn't expecting any less :)

Thanks brother! Great post as well 

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king crusher

Of course I had to do neutral grip pull-ups today lol.

They are much easier imo then a traditional pull up, but I can only speak for myself.

I did these after my full high volume deficit deadlift session so not fresh(I feel 2-3 more reps would be very likely fresh)

Here is my offering with +70lbs added to my morning bw of 201lbs.

And after the weighted pull-ups (I did four sets) I did a set with just my bodyweight. 

I dont know why the heck the one video came out sideways.....any computer guys that can rotate it?

 

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mfin77

Impressive at your weight 

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Joseph Sullivan
4 minutes ago, mfin77 said:

Impressive at your weight 

Thanks, bud. I’ll be banging out 20 or more again soon at this rate.

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Kluv#0
15 minutes ago, king crusher said:

Of course I had to do neutral grip pull-ups today lol.

They are much easier imo then a traditional pull up, but I can only speak for myself.

I did these after my full high volume deficit deadlift session so not fresh(I feel 2-3 more reps would be very likely fresh)

Here is my offering with +70lbs added to my morning bw of 201lbs.

And after the weighted pull-ups (I did four sets) I did a set with just my bodyweight. 

I dont know why the heck the one video came out sideways.....any computer guys that can rotate it?

 

Very impressive KC!

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David_wigren

I’m probably taking way too much water over my head with this statement but I feel like I could probably do about 45-50 consecutive reps on a pullup bar with a neutral grip using similar “gym-style” form. I’ll give it a go if I actually ever find myself at a gym.😅

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Mike Rinderle
18 minutes ago, David_wigren said:

I’m probably taking way too much water over my head with this statement but I feel like I could probably do about 45-50 consecutive reps on a pullup bar with a neutral grip using similar “gym-style” form. I’ll give it a go if I actually ever find myself at a gym.😅

Don't worry about the water buddy... fish swim.

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Kluv#0
Posted (edited)

7/25/19 Fat Gripz pull-ups x 10 3/4   BWT 225.  FG width on bar is 2 1/4"

 

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Joseph Sullivan
6 minutes ago, Kluv#0 said:

7/25/19 Fat Gripz pull-ups x 10 3/4   BWT 225.  FG width on bar is 2 1/4"

 

Very nice! Calves are looking SWOLE when you hopped up on the bar, Miguel!

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Kluv#0
1 minute ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Very nice! Calves are looking SWOLE when you hopped up on the bar, Miguel!

HA HA- the one body part I work the hardest on and they still 16" but they do have a diamond shape, LOL. I have a brother-in-law who never works on his calves and has 18"

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Raymond
Posted (edited)

There's some pretty impressive pullups in this thread, especially for big guys. I'm just getting back into pullups, do you mind if I post a vid in this thread some time in the next few days?

I can't rep out like that yet but I should be good for a few good reps.

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Joseph Sullivan
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18 minutes ago, Kluv#0 said:

HA HA- the one body part I work the hardest on and they still 16" but they do have a diamond shape, LOL. I have a brother-in-law who never works on his calves and has 18"

Measured mine at nationals.. I do nothing for them... no I’m at a loss for words ... 19.5.... 🤷‍♂️

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Kluv#0

Heck yeah, Summer of pullups and rows! Joe at 275 BWT  x 15 is truly remarkable so don't think that is common! I run my own race and admire other vids but I post away regardless.

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Joseph Sullivan
Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, Raymond said:

There's some pretty impressive pullups in this thread, especially for big guys. I'm just getting back into pullups, do you mind if I post a vid in this thread some time in the next few days?

I can't rep out like that yet but I should be good for a good reps.

This is for anyone that wants to post pull ups. Thanks for your polite request! POST AWAY BIG MAN!! This is an “all inclusive” thread.🤡

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Raymond

I slaughtered that sentence that you quoted, now I'm immortalized forever as a grammatical try hard.😀 It's the thought that counts.

I'll dust off the pullup bar and see what I can do when I get a chance.

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Raymond
Posted (edited)

This was a video I shot the day after my 50th. It was about 44 deg C in the house and I was still a bit drunk from the keg party that went down the night before. It's a bit half arsed and I didn't go into a dead hang on most of the reps, most of it it was just a warmup to see if I still had a OAC in the 50 year YO carcass. I missed the OAC but it was pretty close. The first set was +24kg, the second was +32kg and the third was a single chinup with 60kg @ about 80kg bodyweight.

My apologies if you can't see the vid, I've never uploaded anything to youtube before.

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Joseph Sullivan
45 minutes ago, Raymond said:

This was a video I shot the day after my 50th. It was about 44 deg C in the house and I was still a bit drunk from the keg party that went down the night before. It's a bit half arsed and I didn't go into a dead hang on most of the reps, most of it it was just a warmup to see if I still had a OAC in the 50 year YO carcass. I missed the OAC but it was pretty close. The first set was +24kg, the second was +32kg and the third was a single chinup with 60kg @ about 80kg bodyweight.

My apologies if you can't see the vid, I've never uploaded anything to youtube before.

Nice job! I love the thick bar on the chains with optional rolling handles 

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