How Many Pull-Ups Can You Do?
Pull-ups used to cause pain in my left shoulder, so it's an exercise I have always avoided. Now that my joints are not so inflamed I've been attempting more pull-ups. It doesn't cause me any pain but I'm not improving much.
To improve my max I'm going to shift more of a focus to pull-ups when I'm at the gym.
-I am going to work on different styles of pull-ups ie. behind the neck, climbers, sternum, standards, weighted and chin ups. I'm going to do about 4 sets of 80% max rotating between these exercises. Is that enough?
-Once I find out the style that causes me most difficulty I will focus on that more often, with assistance (chin up machine).
The lowest amount of male pull-ups that still made it to the world record holders website is 37. http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/chinups.html
The Marine fitness test considers 20-25 perfect score. Today I did 3 sets of 7 standard pull-ups. I'm estimating that my max, if fresh is about 10. Any tips for improving this number? How many pull-ups should a person be able to do? Is it possible for me to do 20?