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Discussion: 14!

in: DWildfogel; DWildfogel > 2018-04-15

Apr 16, 2018 6:37 PM # 
chitownclark:
Fourteen pull-ups? Are these the standard dead-weight pull-ups from a hanging position, all the way up to chinning the bar? Doubly impressive, both for strength, and as an indication of a low BMI at the end of a long, wet winter. Nice going!
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Apr 16, 2018 10:39 PM # 
DWildfogel:
Ah, sorry, those were bar dips, not pull ups.
Apr 16, 2018 10:47 PM # 
Charlie:
Those are good too.
Apr 17, 2018 4:26 PM # 
DWildfogel:
Twenty-five years ago, I was able to do 20 bar dips and 15 pull ups. In the last year, I've done as many as 17 bar dips, but I can't even do one pull up - feels like my elbows are going to break when I try.
Apr 19, 2018 12:25 AM # 
Charlie:
7 years ago I could do 17 full hang pull-ups, but never got that good at it again after I broke my wrist in the summer of '11. I could also do quite a lot of ring dips at the time. When I saw you did 14 bar dips I went to try some ring dips. Only got 3. So a couple of things to work on,

Interesting that you are generally strong and certainly not carrying excess weight. You should be able to do a pull up. Probably if you started with a big elastic band, wrapped over the bar and big enough to put a foot in it. Gives a little support.
Apr 19, 2018 11:36 AM # 
Charlie:
4 ring dips this morning, 3 pullups, before my gym workout. L shoulder was a little tender doing it. A long way to go, as is often the case.
Apr 20, 2018 4:36 AM # 
DWildfogel:
Good start, at least!

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