How Impressive Are My Pullups?

I weigh 238 pounds and I can do six pullups. Ignoring the idea that being fat makes your lifts less impressive (I actually lost 120 pounds of fat in 2020, but also lost most of my strength.), how impressive is my record? I don't know what my body fat percentage is, but this is a recent picture of me. I think pullups is my strongest lift. For years, I've been better at doing back workouts than all other types of workouts.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bamp agen

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Show pull up form

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It looks something like this with the hand placement distance. It's just a normal pullup. I do them the proper way. Maybe I'll record a video of myself next time I do a back workout and start another thread.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do more close grip chin ups as well for balance. Very impressive for a fat pizza eating nerd, respect:

        https://i.imgur.com/Snw3b1S.jpg

        I weigh 238 pounds and I can do six pullups. Ignoring the idea that being fat makes your lifts less impressive (I actually lost 120 pounds of fat in 2020, but also lost most of my strength.), how impressive is my record? I don't know what my body fat percentage is, but this is a recent picture of me. I think pullups is my strongest lift. For years, I've been better at doing back workouts than all other types of workouts.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I usually begin the workout with pullups, and as I become weaker, I switch to chinups.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Good shit also try to finish off with the last one using an isometric hold at the top for a longer time, should toughen you up/build grip strength.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don't think an isometric hold would do anything to help me get stronger or put on muscle. I've experimented with various different things over the years, and I can tell you this. Never drop down in weight. Give yourself a bit more time to recover between sets if you're having difficulty doing the same weight. If you have to drop down in weight a bit too much, then you might as well end your workout. Whatever you do after that point won't help you to get stronger. If you could do more than 12 reps with a particular weight, then you shouldn't drop down to that weight towards the end of your workout. Doing more than 12 reps per set is a waste of time if you're trying to get stronger or put on muscle. I also tried to supplement my bench press workouts with high rep pushup sets towards the end when I was already pretty sore to speed them up, and I discovered it was a complete waste of time. My muscles got sore, but it did absolutely nothing to make me stronger.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The isometric hold at the end of the most tension builds up endurance/grip strength there. Trust me, its what build my ability to get to 37 push ups one time (variety in the grind helps muscles adapt to new stress.)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I just don't hear about powerlifters or strongmen doing isometric holds. I already do low rep sets. I can't see how an isometric hold at the end would help me in any meaningful way.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's because isometric holds don't "sell" in appeal, they are real and they work the best. Arm wrestlers have used isometric holds and they got huge af hands. It was some pro on youtube who said he does the hold at the last minute, I just rep out 5-6 count holds till I run out of endurance juice that way and then grind out reps for maximum tension these days.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Excuse me, last rep when he's about to go to failure rather.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you fully lower youre arms to maximum extension before your next rep?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't fully lock them out, but I virtually do.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not impressive at all then

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I go all the way down, I just don't lock them out. I don't think it would be very good for my elbow health to put all that pressure on them every time I drop out. To give you an idea, it looks like I lock them out unless you have a good eye.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can't believe anything you say now because you've already admitted to cheating. For all I know your chin is barely going below the bar

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My pullups look like the ones the guy at 0:24 is doing. I don't dramatically drop down between every set to fully lock out my arms.

                ?t=24

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Post video of you doing it. Not somebody else doing what you want us to believe you can do.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm in the process of recovering from my last back workout. I'll start another thread with a video I recorded some other day. My lats and traps are probably my strongest muscles. I also shrug 225 for 8 rep sets whenever I do back workouts.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All irrelevant info. Come back when you've got a video

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bro you want to talk about joint health? It's not very good for your joints to weigh 240lbs and look like a melting candle.

                I bet you cheat on your diet like you cheat on your pull-ups.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you read the OP, I also stated I lost 120 pounds. I used to be morbidly obese. I've gained a bit of weight since then, but a good portion of it is definitely muscle, since I lost most of my strength after all that weight loss.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry chief, I don't care about your 120lb weight loss when you easily have another 100lbs to go. Going from that picture, almost none of it is muscle.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There's a lot of muscle underneath that fat layer bro, he looks like a sumo wrestler atm and they got a shit ton of muscle under their fat.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No the fuck he does not. Sumos are clearly built, if you watch a match you'll see their muscles contract. This guy's all lard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah cuz he's at lest 5'11 or 6'1 somewhere there, the shorter Sumo rikishi at 5'8 5'9 look like OP though.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >looks like a sumo wrestler

                not even close.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If I hadn't gone down the route of losing 120 pounds in 2020, I would probably be benching more than 4 plates and be fairly muscular, despite fitting under the definition of morbidly obese.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What were your lifts?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The most I ever benched was 355. In March 2020, I would bench press 355 for multiple sets per workout, but I could never get myself to bench press 365. The most I ever squatted was 425. And I almost deadlifted 495 when I was 17 (I'm 22 now.). I got the bar past my knees, but couldn't lock out.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It would maybe be passable if you went all the way down but since you said you actually can't do any pull-ups, so it's nothing to write home about.

            What does IST consider a good weighted pull-up? I'm 175lb pulling with 90lbs added.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              See this post.

              My pullups look like the ones the guy at 0:24 is doing. I don't dramatically drop down between every set to fully lock out my arms.

              ?t=24

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not impressive at all then

          I can't believe anything you say now because you've already admitted to cheating. For all I know your chin is barely going below the bar

          Post video of you doing it. Not somebody else doing what you want us to believe you can do.

          My kik is maximilian2000xx. I will notify your asses when I actually do upload a video of me doing pullups and shrugs.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't give a fuck about your kik mate. I'm not after pics of your man tits.

            How about you post a pic when you're a normal size for a bipedal land mammal.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i didnt look nearly as disgusting as you at 238lbs and i was pretty strong as well so i think this is bullshit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had an anon in another thread who refused to believe me when I told him I used to be able to bench 355. He was so delusional, when I showed him the video of me benching 315 for reps, he said I was "leveraging" the weight.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i guess its something

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're above 180cm you're probably upper intermediate in pullups, assuming you do full reps. i thought i could do 2 pullups with +50kg from deadhang but i saw my form from a video i recorded and at the top was not very good. it's really hard to lock out at the top with a lot of weight

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm probably 181 cm.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/W6XqlUt.jpg

      actually not even. having a 88kg guy doing 6 reps with + 20kg is not the same as a 108kg guy doing bodyweight reps. if you wanna lose 20kg and test again you'd be weaker than the 88kg guy because you'll have lost muscle even tho technically you had the same strength before losing weight. that's why nobody respects bloatlords on fit because everyone can just eat and the numbers would go up in absolute terms

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/jUxoyuT.jpg

      [...]
      actually not even. having a 88kg guy doing 6 reps with + 20kg is not the same as a 108kg guy doing bodyweight reps. if you wanna lose 20kg and test again you'd be weaker than the 88kg guy because you'll have lost muscle even tho technically you had the same strength before losing weight. that's why nobody respects bloatlords on fit because everyone can just eat and the numbers would go up in absolute terms

      What is this stupid test? The fairest test would be one where you use a cable pullup machine where you're strapped in, but I've long ago maxxed the one I used at the YMCA I used to go to. It would need to be some machine at a hardcore gym that goes to crazy high weights. I can also shrug 225 for 8 reps.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I can also shrug 225 for 8 reps.
        This isn't anything, literally less than body weight lmao. What's your deadlift?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fuck you. The first man to bench press 500 pounds in 1953, Doug Hepburn (He also narrowly missed a 600 pound attempt in 1956.), was fairly obese. It would be extremely unfair to say his lifts weren't impressive because he was fat.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A 2pl8 shrug wouldn't be impressive if you were 120 pounds.

            Comparing your 2pl8 shrug to a 5pl8 bench press is delusional.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the point is if you're perma bulking it's not impressive when you lift as much as someone who is lean

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