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Dan Dennis and the Pullup Record

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I'm pretty sure their form would not be as pleasing as we would want it to be. There's an Iowa S&C video on Youtube of Brent Metcalf absolutely crushing barbell curls or something, but with terrible form just to get the weight up.

 

Even so, if kipping or not exactly full range of motion, a hundred plus is insanely tough, especially if he is still hanging on the bar while resting.

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You guys should see Anthony Robles do them.  After he graduated high school he was at the state tournament here and ripped off 73 or 74 in about a minute at the US Marine recruiting booth where they have a pull up bar to challenge anyone who wants to try.  No offense to Dennis or anybody but that's kiddie stuff in comparison to the kind of strength Robles has, just ask McDonough about how strong he is.  

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You guys should see Anthony Robles do them. After he graduated high school he was at the state tournament here and ripped off 73 or 74 in about a minute at the US Marine recruiting booth where they have a pull up bar to challenge anyone who wants to try. No offense to Dennis or anybody but that's kiddie stuff in comparison to the kind of strength Robles has, just ask McDonough about how strong he is.

Uh, having half of a lower body might help perhaps? Are you joking?

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You guys should see Anthony Robles do them.  After he graduated high school he was at the state tournament here and ripped off 73 or 74 in about a minute at the US Marine recruiting booth where they have a pull up bar to challenge anyone who wants to try.  No offense to Dennis or anybody but that's kiddie stuff in comparison to the kind of strength Robles has, just ask McDonough about how strong he is.  

 

you are an idiot

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Looks easier than what I always thought up as a "chinup". When we did it in the Stone Age our hands were only allowed to be about a foot apart. Really penalized the guys with long arms. That guy's arms were almost 3 feet apart in the video above. Plus he was allowed to "touch down". Once our feet touched the floor, bam, done.

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The numbers for those guys would be be considerably less for the "in a row" counting method.  Call BS on all of the wrestlers mentioned.  I heard when Gable was in his prime he could do 56 with Chris Taylor hanging on his neck.

that's bull, Chris Taylor was hanging on his neck with Gable's left arm barred across his back, thus right arm only, and he did 60.

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the guiness guy didn't "kip". And kipping is only a bad thing from the least athletic perspective on training.

Kipping is fine, it's only been exaggerated from the hideously ugly form some Crossfitters use when doing kipping pullups. But they are advantageous for efficiency (and so, less "work") than no-kip version.

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Uh, having half of a lower body might help perhaps? Are you joking?

 

Doesn't change the fact he still did it and is stronger functionally than most wrestlers even to this day.  Also it doesn't have much to do with him missing a leg, but more to do with the fact his upper body is incredibly strong.  

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Doesn't change the fact he still did it and is stronger functionally than most wrestlers even to this day.  Also it doesn't have much to do with him missing a leg, but more to do with the fact his upper body is incredibly strong.  

Obviously he is incredibly strong in the upper body.  Nobody has ever debated that.  But you can't honestly think the missing leg doesn't have much to do with how many pull ups he can do.

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