View Poll Results: So, after actually trying it... how long did you hang???

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  • 30 - 45 seconds

    1 16.67%
  • 45 seconds - 1 minute

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  • 1 minute - 1:30

    4 66.67%
  • 1:30 - 2 minutes

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Thread: Hangs/forearm strength

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    Hangs/forearm strength

    I was reading something the other day and it claimed that less than 95% of the population can "hang" for more than 45 seconds.

    A "hang" was defined as basically being in a pull up position (hands facing away from face) and simply hanging there for as long as possible.

    Now we're all pretty healthy (comparatively to the general population) around here, so get up try it and post your time...

    Lets see how hard it really is... Apparently it is awesome for forearm strength.

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    Are you allowed to shift your grip once you start?
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    One arm or two?

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    I scored 1:15ish, I am fat though.

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    Did you mean to say less than 5% can hang for more than 45 seconds?

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    In HS gym class they used to test us for how long you could hold yourself at the top of a pullup, that was tough.
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    I'll give it a shot next time im at the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    Are you allowed to shift your grip once you start?
    Nope, no movement, just hang

    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    One arm or two?
    Knowing your training, you'll be up there all day either way!

    Quote Originally Posted by DokterVet
    Did you mean to say less than 5% can hang for more than 45 seconds?
    Yup, that's what I read... I'm really curious what us "healthy" folks who are in the gym all the time can do...

    It's a lot harder than I thought, At 1:10 I just couldn't hold on any more... Defcon, I'm blaming my bulk too

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    1:45 before I let go.
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    Bump, anyone else try this yet?

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    Yah I got 1:43 today followed by a 1:22 right after

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    I get around 45 seconds but then again i still strugle with one pull up

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