March 5th marked the halfway point of my 70 day pull up challenge.
The majority of my training has consisted of performing negative pull-ups (every other day 4 x’s a week 5 sets of 3 reps) and lat pull downs (a weight machine at the gym) which I do sets of five until I fail to pull weight.
Here is my first video completing an unassisted chin-up!
I can say that I can successfully complete 1 rep Max chin-up. My feet were lifted off the ground prior to pulling up all of my weight. I’m very proud of myself.
Here is my attempt at a standard unassisted pull-up:
The chin-up is slightly easier than the standard pull-up because the strength comes from the biceps, while the latter demands strength from your back.
If you paid attention to my second video, my weight is being supported and the bar is within arms reach. If the bar were two inches higher, I would not be able to pull up all of my weight. Thus, I’m very close to completing a standard pull-up but still have more training. Fortunately, I still have halfway to go.
How are your goals coming? Is a pull-up one of your goals? How many pull-ups can you perform?