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    tried the 1 hour chinup challenge

    well after reading the post for world records in chins (which i believe was 908) i wanted to give it a try. did it at a bodyweight of 265. i got 140 in 44 minutes then my hands ripped open and i was bleeding on the bar so i called it quits. ill tell you waht though this was a great lat and biceps workout. i was fried and it was a fun new way to challenge myself. excited to try it again and beat my record. any suggestions on strategy? i basically did every seat to near failure almost as many as i could get then rested and went again. perhaps there are better ways to go about it?
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    The world record is one chin up every four seconds, for an hour..??
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    haha ya...if you scroll down the training forum page there's a thread with all the records in it.....its pretty sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one View Post
    well after reading the post for world records in chins (which i believe was 908) i wanted to give it a try. did it at a bodyweight of 265. i got 140 in 44 minutes then my hands ripped open and i was bleeding on the bar so i called it quits. ill tell you waht though this was a great lat and biceps workout. i was fried and it was a fun new way to challenge myself. excited to try it again and beat my record. any suggestions on strategy? i basically did every seat to near failure almost as many as i could get then rested and went again. perhaps there are better ways to go about it?
    thanks
    Were you doing palms-facing toward you or away from you? Either way 140 in 44 minutes at your bodyweight is a solid number.

    I would say that you could probably get a few more if you kept a rep or two in the tank on each set - this should speed up your recovery between sets and allow you to perform an easy couple of reps at the start of each set.

    Might have to give this a try some time; it does sound like a good challenge/workout.
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    did it with palms facing me. doesnt seem to affect my shoulder that way as opposed to palms away. might try with a neutral grip next time. ya i started with 6 sets of 6 then after that basically got as many as i could usually 3-5 and if i took a long rest maybe 7
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    at 265 you are HUGE. I'd like to see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugby Dad View Post
    at 265 you are HUGE. I'd like to see that.
    I'd like to see a sped-up version.

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    haha well im 6'5 so its spread out not too compact.
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    OK, I'm curious about this.. What is the chin up protocol? Completely arms-straight at the bottom?
    (I freely admit I didn't look at the link yet)
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    you could just do singles every 10 seconds that would put you at 360 which would be solid
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    Best way to do this (and I'm speaking from experience) is one every x seconds. I've done 1 every 6 seconds which allowed me to do 100 in 13:20. I'd definitely be up for the challenge to do this in an hour. I felt pretty fresh after the 13:20, too. It's hard as hell mentally, but physically, I was able to bang out 20 straight immediately after I was done so I may be good for the hour. If I ended up doing it for the hour at that pace, I'd end up doing 454 -- it's just a matter of actually doing it...
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    ya i made sure every rep from dead hang and all the way up til chin over bar. towards the end my knees were coming up and i was jerking a little bit but still from a dead hang so i still counted them. Keith that sounds like a good plan. id have to determine how many seconds i would have to keep up with. maybe start with one every 12 seconds or so and work my way down.
    thanks for the input guys
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