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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

I made my goal with 15 days to spare. Today, August 13, 2005, at approximately 7:30pm, at a bodyweight of approximately 185, I performed a chin up with 100 lbs hanging around my waist (two 45s, one 10). I tried for two, but the second one didn't go very far.

http://www.baye.com/...nd_chin_up.html

Drew Baye
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

I got the Quicktime logo , but nothing else. Anyway , that is a hell of a lot of weight to chin with , I couldn't do it with a gun at my head. Good for you.

Bill
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tylerg

Drew Baye wrote:
I made my goal with 15 days to spare. Today, August 13, 2005, at approximately 7:30pm, at a bodyweight of approximately 185, I performed a chin up with 100 lbs hanging around my waist (two 45s, one 10). I tried for two, but the second one didn't go very far.

http://www.baye.com/...0lbs_chinup.mov

Drew Baye


Well done, big fella.

You have inspired me to set a new goal, actually two new goals: the 100 pound chin and completing a one-armed chin.

Again, congrats.

Tyler

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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

Thanks. I think the negative-only training had a lot to do with it. I have been alternating between the standard protocol and negative-only every time I do chins. Now that we're getting things set up to train at home I need to pick up a tall step ladder for negative-only.

One armed chins are going to be tough. I try every once in a while, but no luck yet.

Drew Baye
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

Got it to play this time. Slow and controlled , but I guess with that amount of weight with a chin , thats the only choice. Nice job.

Bill
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henry_bordeaux

drew, about your arms and concerning isolation work for the arms in the future...

stuart mcrobert said: when you can perform chins: 6 reps with 50% of your bodyweight and dips: 6 reps with 100% of your bodyweight you arms will be big... (drug free 17 inch for 5`9)


so those 50 % for chins is nearly reached, what about your dips?


i always wondered how much you need to do with both arms for doing it with one arm?


for comparison:

my arms are 14.8 (bodyweight 175, 5`9)
chins 1 rep with 70 (6 reps with 45)
dips 6 reps with 70


the arms of my training partner are 15.8 (bodyweight 205, 6`2)
chins 1 rep with 60 (6 reps with 30)
dips 6 reps with 110


form is slow and controlled, like yours on the video...

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noone

New York, USA

Good job. I have been doing Negative chins and dips since I am doing the BIG routine.

The best part your wife says "that's it?"

Bret
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BF Bullpup

Massachusetts, USA

Drew Baye wrote:
One armed chins are going to be tough. I try every once in a while, but no luck yet.

Drew Baye


Haha, sweet. Nice job, Drew!

Sure you can't do one-arms? If you can do one rep with 100 both arms, surely you can do one with one. I haven't tried to do chins with weights attached yet, but I think I can do 7 or 8 without weights, both arms, and do one or two reps with my right arm only. I tried that for fun a couple of years ago, I haven't tried recently.

Maybe some people just have unilateral talent? I can do one-arm push-ups, 3 for my right arm and 1 with my left arm. Not sure if it has anything to do with my ability to do one-armed chins.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

Bill Sekerak wrote:

Got it to play this time. Slow and controlled , but I guess with that amount of weight with a chin , thats the only choice. Nice job.


Thanks Bill. I don't think I could have moved any faster if I wanted to with that weight either.


Henry_bordeaux wrote:

so those 50 % for chins is nearly reached, what about your dips?


I'm quite a way off from performing 6 reps with 50% my bodyweight. I'm about 185 right now, and the most weight I've done for 6 reps is 55. It is also probably going to be quite a while before I can do dips with my bodyweight.


BretC wrote:

The best part your wife says "that's it?"


LOL. Yeah, I guess she was expecting a few more reps. She didn't even know what was going on at first, I just set up the camera and asked her to come out and hit the button for me then tell me when she did it, but didn't explain what I was going to do. It's a good thing the video cut off when it did (the camera automatically takes 30 second clips). Otherwise you guys would have also gotten to hear all the nagging about feeding the dog, setting up the GameCube for the niece and nephew, etc.


BF Bullpup wrote:

Sure you can't do one-arms? If you can do one rep with 100 both arms, surely you can do one with one.


I have no idea. It's been a long time since I've even tried a one-armed chin up and I couldn't do it then (some time last year). I can do one armed push ups, but push ups are a lot easier than chin ups for most people. The mechanics of the one-armed chin are much different than a normal chin as well, since because of the way your body is hanging you're pulling in a different direction.

Drew Baye
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Acerimmer1

BFBullpup wrote:

Sure you can't do one-arms? If you can do one rep with 100 both arms, surely you can do one with one.


Doesn't work that way!
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waynegr

Switzerland

Hi there all,

The right way to do one armed chin ups is with, ONE arm only, some people say they can do one armed chins, but the way they do them is with the other arm holding the wrist of the arm that is doing the pull, one armed chin is one arm only.

Just though I would say that.

Thank you Wayne
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sonny153

man, that's impressive..congratulations!
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Acerimmer1

waynegr wrote:
Hi there all,

The right way to do one armed chin ups is with, ONE arm only, some people say they can do one armed chins, but the way they do them is with the other arm holding the wrist of the arm that is doing the pull, one armed chin is one arm only.

Just though I would say that.

Thank you Wayne


Yeah thats no harder that a chinup really, just gives you a nice Chinese burn.
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

Acerimmer1 wrote:
waynegr wrote:
Hi there all,

The right way to do one armed chin ups is with, ONE arm only, some people say they can do one armed chins, but the way they do them is with the other arm holding the wrist of the arm that is doing the pull, one armed chin is one arm only.

Just though I would say that.

Thank you Wayne


Yeah thats no harder that a chinup really, just gives you a nice Chinese burn.


HA! Over here we call it an Indian burn. I guess if I were politically correct , I would call it a Native American burn. I hear the Florida Seminoles are going to lose thier name because it is offensive but Ca can keep the Aztecs because it isn't degrading.

Bill
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waynegr

Switzerland

Hi there all,

Forgot to say great work Drew.

Thank you Wayne
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Ciccio

Well done, Drew!

Now try those for reps:)

Franco
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Richard Glover

Nicely done Drew,

I think a benchmark has been set!

Regarding the one arm pull ups - Wayne is right, if you are holding your wrist you can use your other arm to pull your torso up (even though you are holding your wrist - the biceps are still contracting - bringing your shoulders upward).

A strictly defined one-arm pull up (in my opinion) is done without the 'assistance' of the other arm. Jet Li does one in 'Legend' I think, but hey, that's the movies!


Regards,

Rich
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

Thanks guys.

I think it's going to be a while before I rep 100. I tried a second rep, and only got about 1/2 way up. My next goal is 135 maximum, but I will also aim for 100 for reps.

I'm more concerned with building strength than demonstrating it, but I find having specific strength goals more motivating than just wanting to look better. Of course, there's no way I could get up to a 135 chin without gaining at least a little size on my arms.

Drew Baye
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HeavyHitter32

Drew,

I would say it is quite possible to add 35 more pounds to the chin and not gain arm size simply because of greater neuralmuscular efficiency. This seems to be quite common with advanced trainees, as well.
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Acerimmer1

If my digital camera has that 30 sec function which it may well do. Is there anyway I get footage of my lifts to you guys without my own web page?

Because I don't want to run my mouth. But I wouldn't mind showing you all what I can lift.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

There are a lot of free file-hosting sites online you might be able to try.

Drew baye

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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Thats heavy duty Drew, chining with better than half your body weigh in tow! Just hanging with that kind of weight makes ones arms burn!

The real question (for me)is: You first set your goal at 50lbs, then 75 finally 100 and now 135. I think you were a bit surprised at how much you could do when you put your mind to it. Bottom line though how much muscle growth have you gotten for your effort? Not how motivating was it (and I?m sure it is fun to have super tough concrete goals) but how much muscle growth? Remember you "doubled" the amount of weight you first targeted as a goal - did you see a significant increase in size or was this simply about a demonstration of strength? (ability + skill/practice + muscle built from training)

Why do I ask, well partly because of reasons I have mentioned in previous posts but I'll talk about it in a more friendly casual manner that I think your goal achievement was intended.

I use to flat barbell bench about 30 lbs more than I could now if I tried (for about 4 reps). For a 1 rep max dip I use to be able to go for about 50 lbs more than in a present day test (and I am far from 50 lbs heavier!). I have more examples but the point is I am much larger and more muscular than when those numbers were achieved so for me I find it tough to be motivated by this type of thing.

Thoughts?

Regards,
Andrew
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Acerimmer1

AShortt wrote:

Remember you "doubled" the amount of weight you first targeted as a goal - did you see a significant increase in size or was this simply about a demonstration of strength? (ability + skill/practice + muscle built from training)

Regards,
Andrew


The second goal did not double the first because, and this is a guess but I think a pretty solid one (a cast iron guess if you will), his bodyweight didn't double at the same time as the weight on the belt. Nor did the weight of the belt double if you want to take it to extremes.
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

Acerimmer1 wrote:
AShortt wrote:

Remember you "doubled" the amount of weight you first targeted as a goal - did you see a significant increase in size or was this simply about a demonstration of strength? (ability + skill/practice + muscle built from training)

Regards,
Andrew


The second goal did not double the first because, and this is a guess but I think a pretty solid one (a cast iron guess if you will), his bodyweight didn't double at the same time as the weight on the belt. Nor did the weight of the belt double if you want to take it to extremes.


You are right. The extra resistance in the form of an additional plate increased 100 % but the total resistance increased much less than that as a percentage.

Bill
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ryansergent

Kansas, USA

Badass!
I just showed the Clip to my Marines (Marines love chins)and we can't figure out why the bar is arched. Can you clue me in?

BTW my son Blaze's birthday is August 28th

Ryan
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