- How many pull ups can you do ?
None, not a single pull, not even half of one.
A big nasty plate in my left wrist means the pain of just taking hanging there would make me cry and I haven’t got the range of movement in right arm to do it anyway. Other things I can’t do:
Bowl – either Indoor, green, 10 pin or indeed cricket.
Pool or snooker.
So really it was a bit of a blessing in disguise.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
not sure about mere mortal ones, but if I nail my feet to the floor and just use my left little finger, pulling up on a bar made of molten uranium 17ft in the air, I can just about do 200. it’s been a while since I tested myself as I’ve been too busy rescuing bikini models and kittens from the middle of tornadoes.Posted 4 years agocheekygetMember
It depends on which way I’m holding the bars …( I got one of them bars that hook on the door frame)Posted 4 years ago
7 one way and 15 the other ……but I do use it daily….just as I’m passing I’ll do some, rather than doing loads of reps
It’s great for abs too….I can almost do 10…ha ha haShredMember
Last winter I started a winter strength training program, and got up to 12, although not perfect form. I found the training really helped me through the year of bike riding and for my big events.Posted 4 years ago
I haven’t been in the gym for about 3 months now due to too much riding, so probably can’t do many now.dannyhMember
Now, when I were a lad I was whippet thin, but quite strong around upper body and shoulders. I could do about thirty alternating between in front of the neck and behind the neck. Now I can manage about three.
I can’t decide which is the deciding factor. Whether I am now an upper body weakling or the weight I am asking my arms to lift has increased by about 25%. I suspect a combination of the two. Whatever, I think I may be past my prime.Posted 4 years ago
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