The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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Thread: Pull-up Help...

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    Wannabebig Member the_T_man's Avatar
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    Pull-up Help...

    I have never really heard anyone every brag about how much weight they can do on a pull up or anything, so I don't know what's good or not. I am 16, 5' 9", 145 lbs and I can do about 5 pull-ups with an extra 75 lbs strapped on, 30 some pull-ups without any weight. Is this any good? I think it is cuz I have some pretty big lats...but I'm just checkin...Thanks!

    P.S. Pull-ups with palms facing AWAY from me.

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    Shock Therapist Shocker's Avatar
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    for your age i think that good

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    j/k. You're pulling some serious weight there.

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    +75x5 is pretty good.
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    Explosive Mofo Blitzforce's Avatar
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    I have done 80lbs slow style palms away, when I was 19 - 2 secs up 4 secs down for 10 reps! But I weighed 155lbs then, a bit harder now at 192 - damn struggling as it is with bodyweight!
    Last edited by Blitzforce; 08-08-2002 at 08:21 PM.

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    Senior Member Bigmofo's Avatar
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    I am 12 years old 6'10'' 300 pounds and can pull up + 3 plates for 20 reps...An yeah I am not bragging, I think its some decent weight for my age what do you think??

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    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    the_T_man, considering 70% of the male population can't do a single pullup of their own bodyweight
    yeah, your doing a good amount there.

    'm 26 now, but when I was 20 I got into a routine where I did 9 sets of 10 pullups with no weight and a 1 min break between sets...that gave me real big lats real fast.

    I hadn't done pullups till about a month or two ago (for no reason) and I hopped on and found I can do 2-3 sets of 18-20 with a one minute break.

    I just started experimenting with weights and now use a 55lb db between my feet and do 2-3 sets of 10 with it....

    but I'm not very big
    I think a "big/strong/fit" person could probably do 100x10 for 2-3 sets.
    then I'd be happy.
    But heck, I said that the day I could do 3 sets of OH press with 65's was the day that I was strong and now I can do 70' don't listen to me...I have a long way to go


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