I had set a goal of 200 pull ups but fell short, netting 180 in around 33 minutes. I was burned out and out of time.
Well this time around I used a slightly different strategy. Instead of doing all sets of 5 for the first 100 pull ups, I did a quick initial set of 15 reps before settling into the 5 rep sets. After 100 reps I dropped back to 4 rep sets.
This attempt is both physically and mentally taxing. As you get deeper you just want to stop. I had to fight that urge and make sure I was keeping my breaks in between sets relatively short. Here are my approx time/rep break outs.
50 reps – 5:18
100 reps – 14:00
150 reps – 24:58
200 reps – 35:45
I can already feel a deep soreness in my back from all of those reps. On the positive side I don’t feel the numbness in my fingers I did the first time. Of course I wear my lifting gloves for these high rep sessions. My hands would be two big open blisters if I didn’t.
The one bodybuilder guy I talk to at the gym, whom is huge and strong as an ox was taken back when I told him I just finished my 180th pull up of the work out. He gave me a fist bump of respect.
Another PR, 2 months shy of birthday number 45.