When I started doing pull ups back in high school I could only do 2 or 3 in a row.
But, I read ALL of Arnold's books and I remember him tlaking about goal setting, and one of those goal setting stories related to his pull up goals, in which he would do pull ups until he could no longer hold onto the bar.
Sounded like a GREAT idea, so I went to the gym freshman year in high school, I was 14 years old, asked my Dad to pick me up in 3 hours. I LOVED the gym and would stay ALL day if i could.
I did set after set of pull ups that day. Eventually 3 pull ups in a row became 2, and then 2 pull ups in a row became 1.
After 2 hours my hands were shot, my lats were fried and I couldn't even pull myself up anymore.
For 3 or 4 days my lats were so freaking sore it hurt simply having my arms hanging at my sides. The soreness went into my arm pits and man was I aching, but man did I LOVE IT 🙂
Today, at 220 lbs I can easily crank out 20 + pull ups and very close to 30 pull ups.
Check out this video of me and 2 of my earliest clients cranking the playground pull ups...
If you can't crank pull ups you better start practicing.
I do various forms of pull ups 5 days a week. It is this regular practice that allows me to crush the pull ups and jack up my back, shoulders, biceps, forearms and grip.
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