Before I went to Marine OCS I could do about 4 pullups…but I was a weak SoB in just about every other aspect as well. I did every different pyramid scheme there was to go up in pullups, 1, then 2, then 3 then maxxing until I did a total of 40.
Doing these little pyramid schemes was slow going and I got up to about 11. Which got me through OCS.
I didn’t hit 20 until I forgot about the different schemes to raise the number of pullups I could do in one setting. I just started lifting heavy on the major compound lifts and doing sets of weighted pullups (hands facing away). When I could do 10 weighted pullups I could do 20 chinups (hands facing towards you and a bit closer together).
BUT, You look HYOOOGE man. So yeah, lose weight. Remember too, the bodyfat test in the Marine Corps is based on a 1950s state farm obesity chart. I’m almost 6’3" and when I was lifting heavy (when I got my 20 pullups) I weighed around 215…which is OBESE by Marine standards, I had to get taped even though I could see the line running down between my abs. Max weight for me is 213.[/quote]
thanks for the replies. if youre referring to me looking huge as the guy in my avatar, thats not me, that jim wendler from elite fitness/ elitefts.com. the man is massive.
i am 5’9" and have been between 200-215lbs for the past 2-2.5 years. starting a month ago, at 200lbs, i have dropped to 190-191lbs. at 5’9" i think my weight max is 187lbs, so i dont have too much further to go, although im sure the last few will be harder than the first ten- but i have until about january to do it.
thanks for the replies everyone.