if you can't do at least 5 strict pull ups, you are not fit.

if you can't do at least 5 strict pull ups, you are not fit. It doesn't matter how strong you are, or what your body fat percentage is. 5 pull ups is the MINIMUM fitness standard for a male.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can do 5 pull ups and i look skinny fat

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can do that and I havent lifted in months and I get winded going down to my local store, and im fat
    im pretty much the antithesis of being fit at this current time

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What sort of massive gay can't do 5 pull ups?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      A beginner

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >A beginner
        seriously? if you can't do 5 pull ups you should probably just transition

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        you are setting the bar seriously low. As a DYEL auschwitz mode beginner I could do at least 10-15 decent pull-ups and with minimal training could make it to 15-20 range
        But just being able to perform that feat alone doesnt make one “fit”

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >being able to perform that feat alone doesnt make one “fit”
          Nobody said that it does.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You are correct and I realized this moments after making the post.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Pull-ups aren’t a measure of strength if you weigh less than 180 lbs. Kids can do 15 pull-ups too

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Because your frame genetics and prior muscle distribution happened to be well suited for it. There are many people like me who couldn't do any pull ups at all to begin with because of underdeveloped lats or whatever

          Your entirely anecdotal experience does not apply to everybody and this mindset is why most PE teachers are unable to actually improve anybody's fitness.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        After 3 weeks of doing bodyweight rows when I just started I could do 5 pullups

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >bodyweight rows
          you mean inverted rows?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah whatever they're called

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Me.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Turns out that (at least nowdays) 60% of the total male population can't even do 1 strict pull up

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >60% of the total male population can't even do 1 strict pull up
        That's no surprise, 60% + of the male population are massive gays.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        there's no way 40% of the male population can do a pull up. I bet its no more than 25%, and that's being very generous.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      probably 80% of IST

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'd say 90%, 80% of this shithole doesn't even lift.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Remember the fatty from last week who posted a video of himself doing 6 “pullups”? Now remember that the majority of Americans are just as fat but don’t try to pretend to be in shape.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Most of the population can't do one strict pull up and the ones that can are skinny fags

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      a lot of gymcels cant do 5 pull ups

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can't do a single pull up and I've been lifting for two whole years.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        what the fuck

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do lat pull downs after 1x3 minutes of deadhangs on your back day.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          not that anon, but whats that gonna do?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        fat moron

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Go on a cut you fat fuck.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        cut and get mix calisthenics with your routine, become an aesthetic God

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do isometric holds on the bar every day until you can do one. Different positions.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tall guys

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        6'2, I made it to 7 in one set after months of effort. Hard but rewarding, I think it basically created lats for me out of thin air.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you're above your recomended BMI, there's a good chance you can't do pull ups without some strength training. I know that getting my first chin-up when I was a teenager took me over a month of isometric holds on a 2X4. I was clearly obese and weighed between 190-200 lbs at 5'7". That said, most of the kids my age couldn't do chins either. That was almost twenty five years ago. Now kids, teenagers, and adults are fatter than ever. It's not a surprise that only a small percentage of the adult population can do a single strict pull up. They would struggle to even hang from a bar for more than thirty seconds.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am currently improving my pullups. Maybe this is for some of you.
    Instead of shaming and blaming this board should be used to motivate and improve each other.

    Increase your pullups by 50-100% in 8 weeks. The best progress range would be if you can do 5-8 pullups already.
    Day 1 - 3 max sets. These are essentially sets to technical failure.
    Keep your rest at 5 minutes between sets
    Day 2 - 10 sets with 50% of your best set on your first max attempt
    Keep rests at 1 minute between each set
    Progression- do not increase reps until you reach all of your sets at the prescribed rep range, and after that,
    increase target reps by 1
    You rep count is determined by day 1 performance, and is NOT adjusted to new PR’s as the program continues,
    instead you increase reps by 1 per set as you perform all 10 sets with your target rep count.

    Note: It is common to be unable to complete all 10 sets at your target rep range. This is ok.
    Just get what you can and try to complete more sets at your target reps the following week.

    Day 3 - is an ascending ladder workout, starting with 1 rep, and working up to as many rungs as you can do before fatigue
    prevents your from exceeding your previous rung.
    DO NOT TRAIN TO FAILURE DURING THE LADDER WORKOUT
    For instance, say you perform 1, then 2, then 3 then 4 , but 4 is starting to get really challenging and you aren’t
    confident you could get 5,
    well then you would stop the ladder there, reset back down to 1, and repeat the process.
    Perform 5 total ladders
    Take 30 seconds between rungs and ladders

    Run this program for 8 weeks, and you can expect to see a 50-100% increase in max reps.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking absolutely cannot understand what in the fuck you are talking about.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I regret to inform you that you have profound mental retardation

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        200IQ post

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been stuck on 6 for awhile now

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The army had an exercise for their new fitness test in which you only had to conduct one (1) leg tuck. 80% of females were failing at this exercise. You get up on a pullup bar and you tuck your legs into your elbows. They just have to touch once (1). 80% of females could not do it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      well I feel safer already

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Underhand > overhand

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't mix grip pullup

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Underhand is a chin up retardo.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're different exercises targeting different muscles

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. No reason at all to do overhand. All that does is take the biceps out. Which is why you can't do as many of them. It doesn't provide added benefit, just subtracts muscle mass.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who can’t do five pull-ups? Even at my most out of shape I could, and even when I retarded bulked to 250 I could. The only guys who work out a lot who can’t are powerlifters, genelets, and freakishly large strongmen (Thor hall and Shaw all kip in their videos)
    That said, people who say shit like pull-ups and push-ups are the benchmark of fitness tend to be coping skellies with no legs

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bruh. This is the worst standard. I am a fat 170cm weak ass man and can do atleast 10 real pullups

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, I'd say 15 pullups minimum. 20+ for being strong.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      How much do you weigh?

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    ive never not been able to do atleast 5.. even when i was addicted to csgo skelly who did not excercise i could still do like 5 or 6... now i can do strict one arm chin up while weighing 90 kg

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    5? try 10 lmao
    >inb4 try 15 lmao
    >inb4inb4 try 20 lmao

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >still doing pull-ups
    Active dead hangs are the superior exercise

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tried to do one at end of my routine and was too tired to get even 1. Was really disappointed with myself. I will have to keep lifting I guess.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm more impressed when I see a fatty do pull ups than some skinny guy. Honestly if you're under 70kg i don't care.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You aren’t fit until you can do and are above 175lbs
    20 strict pull-ups
    1rm 200% bw
    5 muscle ups
    5 second human flag
    3 second front lever hold
    1/2/3/4

    That’s literally the exam from beginner to IST. Then you have a few years left until /made/

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      gay

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      you’ve never done any of those except be above 175.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        All of those except 3pl8 squat because of a hernia

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >t. calisthenics gay
      Such a shame to do all that kinda work and just to look like a DYEL in small shirt.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    how'd you come up with 5? you weak fuck.
    if you can't do 10 strict pullups at the peak of your bulk, you're a weak fuck.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Been visiting a new gym while on a work assignment. I have yet to see a single pull-up done by anyone in the gym but me. They really ought to be considered a prime compound movement considering how much my last have flared since starting to do them every other day

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you bench 3pl8?

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say at least 10

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    it took me at least 8 months to get a strict pullup from deadhang. i made my way to 6x5, now working on weighted. my lats exploded and my upper body is no longer dyel. absolute chad exercise, relative strength is everything.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Were you fat? All you no-chins people need to specify that.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        i was, went from 95 to 85kg during that period.

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    this is wrong, im not fit, atm, at all. i can do 5 and i weight 250lbs. strict ones, not cheating ones

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You literally cant

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It reminds me of that fat fuck who recently posted a vid of his "strict" pullups which were actually 1/4th ROM
        Whenever some goober who's otherwise dyel claims 15+ pullups now I know what form they're using

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot do them and i agree
    I started from hanging, to barely doing a pull-up and now i can do 2. Soon i shall reach 5 pull ups.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    just did 9. FUCK, my autism will not let me rest until i can do 10

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've been stuck at 9 for fucking months. I've been thinking about adding weighted sets too

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    but i have a plate and 6 pins in my elbow

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How to pullup
    I can do chinup x12 but not 1 pullup
    How to do.. ¿

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can do like 7 strict ones and I'm in garbage shape. I literally shake when I walk.

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah tell that to Brian Shaw retard

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can do 10 and I'm still fat and nowhere near the level of fitness I want to achieve.

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm calling bullshit on all these pullup numbers

    how are fat people doing a dozen pullups? do you count chinups as pullups, like the tard saying underhand pullups are better

    a pullup is letting yourself hang with an overhand grip from a bar (or two bars) and proceeding to pull yourself up until your chest can hit the bar

    for example, being able to do 15 pullups would put one in the 95th percentile of 20 year old men, and 20 pullups is a perfect score in elite army units (with 3 being the minimum)

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm borderline obese and can do more than that. Standards need to be higher

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