Jim Bathurst at BeastSkills.com can do lots of stuff like this (planches, one arm chin, iron cross, front lever, one arm handstand, flag), and he benches 300, squats 400, deadlifts about 500 all at a bodyweight of 150-160. He can also do a chinup plus his entire bodyweight. So, yeah, it happens.
I knew there were a few of them out there but I’ve never met one before. Seems to be rare especially with guys weighing over 250+ lbs. Biggest guy I’ve ever seen doing clapping pullups was Jesse Marunde.
I know this is an old post, but what’s impressive about clapping pull ups??
Theyre not exactly hard to do.
They are not, just like one legged squats arent that impressive either (not sarcastic) its just that most people dont try or do stuff like that so they see a muscle up (which isnt that hard either if you can do clapping pullups you can do a muscle up) and are amazed. Hell most people don’t know the difference between a one arm chinup and a one hand chinup (where the other hand holds onto the wrist) thinking that they are equally hard.