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Workout Challenge!

Each week I will be posting a NEW workout challenge for you to try to conquer.  Some will be very simple, others more complex.  Some will be a single exercise, and some will be full blown workouts.  This weeks challenge is inspired by my love of pullups.  It is one thing to be able to do high reps in one set but it’s completely another thing to do 100 for time!

Yep, that’s the Workout Challenge of the week.

Workout Challenge:  100 PULL-UPS for Time!

Workout Challenge Pull UPs

Rules: 

  • Do 100 consecutive pull ups for time.
  • You CAN kip but  you cannot do Butterfly (crossfit style) pullups.
  • You can come off the bar as many times as you need to rest but the clock keeps ticking!
  • Your chin has to go over the bar, and your arms have to be fully extend at the bottom…NO HALF REP PULL UPS!

The challenge is set!  My BEST time so far has been 4 mins and 53 secs.  Post your Workout Challenge Times below in the comments section and let me know if you have questions! 

13 comments
michaelwagner
michaelwagner

Three of us did it today, myself, best friend, and wife. Thanks for the challenge.

Mike-6:02

Michelle-9:31(p90x pullup assist)

Chris- 9:51

From Wichita Kansas.

NickWard
NickWard

Been trying this weekly. Just got down to 8:51 this afternoon.

NickWard
NickWard

Tried it for a second time yesterday and got down to 10:03. Next week I'm getting under 10 min for sure.

wtenerelli
wtenerelli

7:00 flat.  It seems there must be a tactic to get this done faster and more efficiently.   I think doing one's own max right out of the box might be detrimental in the long run so spurts of 10 pullups at a time is going to be my next approach.

apv
apv

Hey Sean how many pull ups can you do consecutively?

NickWard
NickWard

10:38 for me. Really cool challenge! Looking forward to trying it again to beat my time. Also, looking forward to future challenges!

DaveAdd1
DaveAdd1

8:35! First 50 were quick and easy. After that it was all down hill. Greatmchallengemm

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@wtenerelli You are correct in your assumption.  Breaking it down to manageable sets is easier and more effective.  Let us know what your new time is!

apv
apv

When you first started doing pull ups how many could you do? I've read your pull up tips and have completed p90x and x2. When I started I couldn't do any and now I can get 22 consecutively with good form but I have hit a plateau and was wondering if you had any advice? I currently do a p90x2 strength only hybrid

Coach Sean
Coach Sean moderator

@apv I could do any when I first started.  By the time I started P90X, I could maybe get 3-5.  Do you do MY  P90X/X2 hybrid?  There are several ways to improve.  You have to work in different types and tempos of pull ups for added resistance.  So what I would do would be to vary up your routines with using a weighted vest for 1 then the next do regular with drop sets (using a chin up assist).  you can also do tempo pull ups where you are doing slow counts up and slow counts down.  Anything to help trigger more trama to help with strength and power