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entsminger

Virginia, USA

==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=OcEfQkWhXsA
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StuKE

entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...QkWhXsA


Great. I lobe chin ups and pull ups and look forward to watching it. Here is a pic of me doing my best - a single rep with an extra 119 pounds
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StuKE

I know you can't see the weights too well, here is another still showing them. Again, not exactly proof but then in the big scheme of things, it is not so big a deal, others have done way more.
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StuKE

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Ray200

entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...QkWhXsA


I'm actually envious of the environment there. Most gyms I frequented tended to have cliques and "never the twain shall meet" predominated.
Great lifting in the video. Very impressive.
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sgb2112

https://youtu.be/YNr48T_ycuI
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Average Al

Cool way to do a pull-up contest: testing for the maximum additional weight you can handle. They usually become endurance competitions, as in how many reps can you do.
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StuKE

Good video. I did not see it all but very impressive. I noticed some comments complained about form but compared to many videos I have seen. it was very good. Yes you could eliminate leg movement altogether and stop the neck straining stretch to get rhe chin over the bar, but at the end of the day, these are very heavy and just getting that chin to the bar is a feat.
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MDieguez

Ive trained at that gym in the video numerous times.
Its about 10 min from my house. Its very well equipped, by far the best gym anywhere near me. They hold a lot of interesting little contests. Some strong people in that place.
Mike
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Crotalus

StuKE wrote:
I know you can't see the weights too well, here is another still showing them. Again, not exactly proof but then in the big scheme of things, it is not so big a deal, others have done way more.


It's a big deal if you ask me ... a pull up with 120 lbs isn't something you see everyday. To me thinking of doing a pull up with a 120 lb dumbbell hanging off of me is nuts !
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Crotalus wrote:
StuKE wrote:
I know you can't see the weights too well, here is another still showing them. Again, not exactly proof but then in the big scheme of things, it is not so big a deal, others have done way more.

It's a big deal if you ask me ... a pull up with 120 lbs isn't something you see everyday. To me thinking of doing a pull up with a 120 lb dumbbell hanging off of me is nuts !


== Scott==
It makes me feel like a real wimp !! Even at my best 30 years ago I?d be lucky to have done a chin with 20 pounds! I wonder what planet they came from, I don?t know anyone half as strong as these guys and I?ve known some pretty tough guys.
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StuKE

Ghis is the rep itself:

https://youtu.be/je-6bTFBfmM

I have only added this and pics as there have been quite a lot of comments on this forum lately about people making claims and not backing them up.
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sirloin

StuKE wrote:
entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=OcEfQkWhXsA

Great. I lobe chin ups and pull ups and look forward to watching it. Here is a pic of me doing my best - a single rep with an extra 119 pounds


Excellent pull. Out of curiosity, the yellow band youve hanging up with the towel run it, do you use it for neck flex/extension?
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

I never did singles, but did do 15 reps at 175 pounds with an additional 60 pounds around my waist. You will notice the last guy who chinned kicked his legs forward, which not only increases that upward momentum, but utilizes a lot of abs in the process, both of which makes the movement easier.
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StuKE

sirloin wrote:
StuKE wrote:
entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=OcEfQkWhXsA

Great. I lobe chin ups and pull ups and look forward to watching it. Here is a pic of me doing my best - a single rep with an extra 119 pounds

Excellent pull. Out of curiosity, the yellow band youve hanging up with the towel run it, do you use it for neck flex/extension?


Thank you. I note that I started the rep with a slight drop to full extension and the nimmediately reversed it. This could be classed as cheating I suppose, but at the time it was more about keeping a lot of tension and attacking the movement. The legs did lift but not rapidly and the bar is not high enough for me to have them fully straight.

I did try a rep with 132 pounds but failed, with my chin a few inches from the bar.

The yellow rope? That is one of two I used to support my elbows for hanging leg raises. Neber used them much for that, nowadays I actually use one as a handle for single arm pulley work or my one legged squats.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Brian Johnston wrote:
I never did singles, but did do 15 reps at 175 pounds with an additional 60 pounds around my waist. You will notice the last guy who chinned kicked his legs forward, which not only increases that upward momentum, but utilizes a lot of abs in the process, both of which makes the movement easier.


== Scott==
That?s damn strong Brian. Yea as they got heavier the cheating increased. Up to about 150 pounds that one guy was pretty strict. That?s amazing. No one has commented on how the strongest guy really didn?t look it. I find that quite interesting and the second guy was all arms and delts but his lats didn?t seem too big? Don?t know how the big arms help with chins? I?ve always had bigger than average arms and they don?t help me a bit with chins.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

StuKE wrote:
Ghis is the rep itself:

https://youtu.be/je-6bTFBfmM

I have only added this and pics as there have been quite a lot of comments on this forum lately about people making claims and not backing them up.


== Scott ==
Thanks so much for showing yourself in action! We need more of this willingness to show videos of actual lifts and training. A simple decent video is worth a billion boastful words.
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sirloin

StuKE wrote:
sirloin wrote:
StuKE wrote:
entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=OcEfQkWhXsA

Great. I lobe chin ups and pull ups and look forward to watching it. Here is a pic of me doing my best - a single rep with an extra 119 pounds

Excellent pull. Out of curiosity, the yellow band youve hanging up with the towel run it, do you use it for neck flex/extension?

Thank you. I note that I started the rep with a slight drop to full extension and the nimmediately reversed it. This could be classed as cheating I suppose, but at the time it was more about keeping a lot of tension and attacking the movement. The legs did lift but not rapidly and the bar is not high enough for me to have them fully straight.

I did try a rep with 132 pounds but failed, with my chin a few inches from the bar.

The yellow rope? That is one of two I used to support my elbows for hanging leg raises. Neber used them much for that, nowadays I actually use one as a handle for single arm pulley work or my one legged squats.


Great stuff, a little cheating or not, its still impressive.

Yellow rope, ah. i thought it was a resistance band lol.
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Ray200

StuKE wrote:
Ghis is the rep itself:

https://youtu.be/je-6bTFBfmM

I have only added this and pics as there have been quite a lot of comments on this forum lately about people making claims and not backing them up.


VERY impressive lift, StuKe. How much do you weigh?
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StuKE

entsminger wrote:
StuKE wrote:
Ghis is the rep itself:

https://youtu.be/je-6bTFBfmM

I have only added this and pics as there have been quite a lot of comments on this forum lately about people making claims and not backing them up.

== Scott ==
Thanks so much for showing yourself in action! We need more of this willingness to show videos of actual lifts and training. A simple decent video is worth a billion boastful words.


Thank you. I'm really not that comfortable with taking selfies and videos, plus let's be honest, my garage is very cluttered, but sometimes it is good to add them to a post.
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StuKE

sirloin wrote:
StuKE wrote:
sirloin wrote:
StuKE wrote:
entsminger wrote:
==Scott==
I saw this weighted chin or pullups contest on youtube where these guys were doing pullups with incredible weights. Simply amazing! One thing I found most interesting was that the guy who pretty much won the contest was not the guy with bowling ball arms and delts but was rather tall and lean and not the short and stocky type I'd expect to dominate such a contest? He came in second.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=OcEfQkWhXsA

Great. I lobe chin ups and pull ups and look forward to watching it. Here is a pic of me doing my best - a single rep with an extra 119 pounds

Excellent pull. Out of curiosity, the yellow band youve hanging up with the towel run it, do you use it for neck flex/extension?

Thank you. I note that I started the rep with a slight drop to full extension and the nimmediately reversed it. This could be classed as cheating I suppose, but at the time it was more about keeping a lot of tension and attacking the movement. The legs did lift but not rapidly and the bar is not high enough for me to have them fully straight.

I did try a rep with 132 pounds but failed, with my chin a few inches from the bar.

The yellow rope? That is one of two I used to support my elbows for hanging leg raises. Neber used them much for that, nowadays I actually use one as a handle for single arm pulley work or my one legged squats.

Great stuff, a little cheating or not, its still impressive.

Yellow rope, ah. i thought it was a resistance band lol.


Thank you very much.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

People would be better at chins if they focused less on arms and more on torso... you begin the movement with a lat shrug (which moves you a good 4-inches without any arms), followed by a thrust of the chest up (toward the ceiling) as you arch the spine as the ribcage pushes up... and continue pulling with the back. Allow the arms to go with the flow rather than rely on them.
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StuKE

Ray200 wrote:
StuKE wrote:
Ghis is the rep itself:

https://youtu.be/je-6bTFBfmM

I have only added this and pics as there have been quite a lot of comments on this forum lately about people making claims and not backing them up.

VERY impressive lift, StuKe. How much do you weigh?


Thank you. This lift was done a year or so ago, my weight woulf be around 160 pounds. I wanted to get a personal best and then leave heavy chins well alone as they make my costochondritis flare up (ie hurt my ribs / sternum).
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Crotalus

StuKE wrote:
they make my costochondritis flare up (ie hurt my ribs / sternum).


Damn, that sounds like something I might have had/have. I felt something in the sternum this summer while in the fully stretched position of the pullover machine. It didn't bother me unless it was all the way back but could still do the it if I stopped short of a complete stretch.

I stopped doing PO for a while thinking I pulled something and I guess that was it because it did go away for the most part but can still feel it a little at times ... like if I were to press on or around the sternum area but nothing bad.

Did you have it diagnosed by a doctor or just researched it yourself ? I was never concerned it was more than a pull/strain which is why I never went to a doctor who would have probably run up $50,000 with of heart tests.

Any idea what caused yours other than the heavy chins you mentioned ?
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Ray200

StuKE wrote:
Ray200 wrote:
StuKE wrote:
Ghis is the rep itself:

https://youtu.be/je-6bTFBfmM

I have only added this and pics as there have been quite a lot of comments on this forum lately about people making claims and not backing them up.

VERY impressive lift, StuKe. How much do you weigh?

Thank you. This lift was done a year or so ago, my weight woulf be around 160 pounds. I wanted to get a personal best and then leave heavy chins well alone as they make my costochondritis flare up (ie hurt my ribs / sternum).


I had to Google your condition. Damn, for someone who has some good chinning nos. that's ... inconvenient. No definite cause listed either. Same as a recent thread that mentioned fibromyalgia (a relative has just been diagnosed with this): no specified cause and no definitive cure.
I hope you can still do bodyweight chins/pull ups without pain? A core exercise and it would be a pity to drop it.

Cheers,
Ray
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