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Cassi_Nesmith 05-09-2009 03:03 PM

How can you do multiple pull ups and still be over weight?
 
I've seen a few physically fit folks that have puppy fat or back fat or belly fat and they are able to do pull ups, etc.

What gives?

Arien Malec 05-09-2009 03:12 PM

How can people do pullups with extra weight attached to them?

Dave Van Skike 05-09-2009 03:41 PM

dunno...i'm a fatty at 220 and am good for at least 15. maybe it's a side effect of training.

garrett stack 05-09-2009 05:04 PM

Ditto , I will say though that improving my back strength via reverse hypers, back extensions and clean deads doubled my numbers

Steven Low 05-09-2009 06:38 PM

Be nice guys!

Cassi_Nesmith 05-09-2009 07:35 PM

Okay I get it. I just wasn't thinking about it that way.

Justin Algera 05-11-2009 06:50 AM

Yeah, 250 here and I can go for about 10... 5 with a weighted vest and about 20-25 kipping. Now if I can only get that 30 extra off I will be dangerous!!

Gant Grimes 05-11-2009 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cassi_Nesmith (Post 56798)
I've seen a few physically fit folks that have puppy fat or back fat or belly fat and they are able to do pull ups, etc.

What gives?

Come closer, Cassi.

::whisper::

It's not all about the abzzzz.

Arden Cogar Jr. 05-11-2009 02:03 PM

I'm pretty chubby at 255 and I can do about 20 consecutive "nose ups" with no kip. If you ask for a "chin up" - you'll need to distinguish "which chin." ;)


I can only do about 5 chest to the bar dead hangs. I could probably get the tip of my goatee over the bar for a good set of 10 to 15 dead hangs if I was fresh.

It's all relative and a function of years of training. And I'm proud of my ab/android. I've got a lot invested in him. Plus it matters less the more you approach middle age and the closer your children get to becoming legitimate teenagers.

all the best,
Arden

Emily Mattes 05-14-2009 11:43 AM

I'm a 5'6'', 175lbs female who can do deadhangs. Got there through Olympic lifting and adding on barbell rows, body rows, and negatives.

Being lighter makes pull-ups easier, but being heavy doesn't mean it's impossible--you just gotta be strong enough to compensate.

I should also add that I know where you're coming from--I've been losing weight on-and-off for a while and was sure I would never be able to do pull-ups until I lost a lot of weight, and wasn't even sure then as a healthy weight for me given my body fat percentage is probably 150-155. When I got them it was a pleasant surprise!


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