How many pull ups can you do?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Ravishing Rick, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Spooner21

    Spooner21 Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    i can usually bang out about 25 chins, i weigh around 235lbs
  2. Juxhin

    Juxhin Guest

    u sure its a guy?
  3. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    I can manage 26 proper pull ups at the moment, they have been a regular part of my routine for several years.
  4. Johnboy2007

    Johnboy2007 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 21, 2007
    see now this is realistic and believable, youve been practising them for several years and achieve a respectable 26 properly formed pull ups

    so why do people , like virus said, feel the need to bull **** about this exercise in particular?
  5. Windigo

    Windigo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    At 220lbs I can do 12 true widegrip behind the neck pullups on a straight wide pipe.
  6. Windigo

    Windigo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    As far as the pull up goes there is a lot of varience.

    #1 the grip over hand is a true pullup anything else underhand or neutral is a chin-up.

    #2 The width of the grip wide is much harder

    #3 The bend of the bar a bent bar is much harder than a straight bar

    #4 Whey you pull up to. Pulling up to your chest is much easier than behind your neck.

    This is something we all know. The real point is that because of the variance in the way you can preform the exercise how many pullups you can do doesn't really matter. While I'm proud of all the strict behind the neck pullups I can do I do more pullups to my chest. Because I want to work the middle of my back where most of my mass and strength lies.

    Vary everything keep the body guessing you only compete against yourself.
  7. supremo

    supremo Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2009
  8. lefty

    lefty Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    Why do you do behind the neck pull ups? There are safer ways to build your traps than that, anything behind the neck is just testing flexibility really while putting your rotator cuff at massive risk. If it works for you fine but I'm just saying this so others here don't go out and injure their cervical vertebrae and shoulders. You'll never find a strength and conditioning coach who works with professional athletes instructing behind the neck exercises.
  9. BladeJrs

    BladeJrs N/A Full Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Realistically, @160-165lbs I can do about 10 pullups and 16 chinups (give or take a few depending on how I feel that day).

    In terms of this thread,

    I can do like 80.
    I can do them with my eyes closed too.

    Beat that.
  10. aramini

    aramini Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2004
    Thanks for taking care of the dirty work for me already:good

    I won't say anything except incrementally weighted pullups done consistently really help you get past plateaus on normal numbers when you do them without the weight attachment. It helped my max numbers a whole lot, but you should up the weight attachment gradually over time.
  11. Windigo

    Windigo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    When I do them I'm not trying to work my traps I'm trying to hit the ever edge of my lats. That is one of the reasons that it is a very weak position. You dont have that much power that wide. More power lies at the center of the back. And you are right it is a very risky exercise especially if you cant do them right. Most people don't have the power to do even a single behind the neck pull up pulling straight down. They have a lurchy motion where they throw their head under the bar at the very end. This is bad for your shoulders as it pulls the shoulders open. I don't have this motion but it took a lot of work to get to that point. I just didn't' start doing free behind the neck pullups. It took years on the gravity machine to get to the point that I could even do a few reps hanging free with correct form. I was inspired by Franco Columbu to get to the point that I could do them correctly. Franco was a great amature boxer BTW.

    All that being said it makes up a minority of my back work. Most of my pullups are too my chest where the power of the back lies.
  12. StWerburghs

    StWerburghs Active Member Full Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    220 in 30 minutes is the pull-up world record.
  13. Ravishing Rick

    Ravishing Rick $.02 *Soutside slugger* Full Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    yeah I was told that too!

    I cant wait to get a barbell to start dead lifting...
  14. lefty

    lefty Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    What happened to that 60kg fighter Martin Ward you've been hyping up to beat Lomachenko? He's out already, lost to some no mark.
  15. MrSmall

    MrSmall Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2006