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#1 Buckxell

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

Burroughs on SI's fittest list got me thinking about the strength and power levels of our top guys. Spencer Lee has said Dan Dennis could do over 100 pull-ups, which is very hard to believe. I wonder what his training looks like?? I'd love to hear more details of other feats of strength and their training regimens that our board members have heard.


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#2 TBar1977

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:36 AM

I saw a guy in high school do what he claimed were 40 pull ups, then I saw another guy do 40 correct pull ups. Two totally different things. The guy who did the correct pull ups actually did 48 and I was totally amazed at the feat. 


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:44 AM

don't know about no pull-ups, but watermelon crushing is where it's at

 

http://www.flowrestl...ge#.WcUSt49Sypo

 

is all seriousness, the crushes are pretty impressive and I agree with TBar as far as pull-up claims...we talking strict or kipping type deal?



#4 Frank_Rizzo

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:34 AM

Best looking set of pullups I've seen on YouTube - https://www.youtube....h?v=FFeqGH3fVbs

 

World record is 51 in one minute - https://www.youtube....h?v=8KsEFcvUZqw

 

Daniel Dennis can't do 100 unless his form is total garbage and/or he rests for minutes at a time.  Fact is, it's rare to see anyone do more than 20 real pullups in a row.  30 places you in the top 99.9% of fit people.     



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:12 AM

This guy did his record with a very wide grip, which, I always thought, is much harder.

 

20 is not rare. I could do 20 at age 53.  I'd be shocked it Andrew Howe (just to name one jacked guy) could not do 40.


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#6 Frank_Rizzo

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:28 AM

The great thing about YouTube is that, if you want to prove it, you can. 



#7 Buckxell

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:48 AM

Best looking set of pullups I've seen on YouTube - https://www.youtube....h?v=FFeqGH3fVbs

World record is 51 in one minute - https://www.youtube....h?v=8KsEFcvUZqw

Daniel Dennis can't do 100 unless his form is total garbage and/or he rests for minutes at a time. Fact is, it's rare to see anyone do more than 20 real pullups in a row. 30 places you in the top 99.9% of fit people.

So would you say then, that with horrible form, it'd be fairly common for elite wrestlers to do 100 pull ups? Spencer Lee also said Dennis could do complete single arm pull-ups as well... I've never seen anyone in my life do one of them. Aside from arguing/disputing claims, any impressive things that you have seen?


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#8 Buckxell

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:49 AM

I saw a guy in high school do what he claimed were 40 pull ups, then I saw another guy do 40 correct pull ups. Two totally different things. The guy who did the correct pull ups actually did 48 and I was totally amazed at the feat.

Aside from attempting to diminish an example I've given, are there any strength feats that come to your mind that you'd like to share?


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:14 AM

Much more impressive than 100 pull-ups is 10 one-armed pull-ups. Apparently Dennis can do 10 in each arm. If true, 100 with both should be no problem.
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:21 AM

Kyle Snyder OH push press 300 for 2.

https://www.instagra.../p/BZCa_xvl4-q/

 

CG BP 350 x 2.

https://www.instagra.../p/BZPhDQ_lhNM/


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#11 Frank_Rizzo

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:42 AM

Aside from attempting to diminish an example I've given, are there any strength feats that come to your mind that you'd like to share?


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Check out former Wisconsin wrestler Eric Bugenhagen. Guy is a total animal:

http://instagram.com...eric_bugenhagen

#12 Crotalus

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:57 AM

Where is Daniel Denis' dad on this forum to defend him from all the snowflakes?


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#13 gimpeltf

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:09 AM

Where is Daniel Denis' dad on this forum to defend him from all the snowflakes?

 

 

He's out in the truck!


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:20 AM

Best looking set of pullups I've seen on YouTube - https://www.youtube....h?v=FFeqGH3fVbs

 

World record is 51 in one minute - https://www.youtube....h?v=8KsEFcvUZqw

 

Daniel Dennis can't do 100 unless his form is total garbage and/or he rests for minutes at a time.  Fact is, it's rare to see anyone do more than 20 real pullups in a row.  30 places you in the top 99.9% of fit people.     

I can do 12 real pullups (dead hang) in a row, and they are not in my regular workout routine. While I'm in relatively good shape, I am nowhere near the shape of the average D1 wrestler, let alone anywhere near elite. 

 

I think your numbers are a bit low. 



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:22 AM

So would you say then, that with horrible form, it'd be fairly common for elite wrestlers to do 100 pull ups? Spencer Lee also said Dennis could do complete single arm pull-ups as well... I've never seen anyone in my life do one of them. Aside from arguing/disputing claims, any impressive things that you have seen?


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What I'm saying is that it's not unreasonable to conclude that, absent video to the contrary, Daniel Dennis is unable to double the existing world record. 


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#16 Housebuye

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:28 AM

What I'm saying is that it's not unreasonable to conclude that Daniel Dennis is unable to double the existing world record.

The record is 51 in a minute. That isn't the claim here.

It is likely hyperbole. I doubt Denis does 100 clean, dead hang pull-ups in a row.

I do think he can likely do 40+ straight. I've seen guys do that before. I watched a friend of mine do 35 straight, and he is 170 pounds or so.

#17 Alwayswrestling

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:48 AM

Perfect or not 100 decent pull ups in a row would be hard to do.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:22 AM

I've always been impressed with guys who could run up a wall and do a back-flip off it.

 

John Iannuzzi of Wisconsin, once upon a time, would cut to 126, but was rumored to bench either 260 + 270 in the off-season.


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#19 KTG119

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

I've always been impressed with guys who could run up a wall and do a back-flip off it.

 

John Iannuzzi of Wisconsin, once upon a time, would cut to 126, but was rumored to bench either 260 + in the off-season.

lower weight class and big bench...made me think of Don Rohn. 1973 champ at 134. "Rohn....can bench-press more than 300 pounds"

 

https://www.si.com/v...e-eagles-crowed


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#20 KTG119

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:38 AM

Nathan Tomasello: deadlift 455, bench 285. 

 

http://www.dispatch....s-wrestling-mat


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