September 3, 2004

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Lynne Pitts and Kelly Moore achieve their goal of 40 pull-ups by September 2004. Great work!

Posted by lauren at September 3, 2004 6:54 PM

Who is out there doing weighted pullups? How about a friendly competetion for a max. weighted pullup (from deadhang with weight hanging at knee level to complete chin over bar).... I'm curious to see others attempts.

Comment #1 - Posted by: sean at September 2, 2004 7:37 PM

I've only maxed out once, and that was months ago. I got up to 70 lbs at a bodyweight of ~175. I could do 8 bw pullups then, and am now up to 12. I'm currently just doing bw pullups during warmup and WODs with a medium range goal of getting 20.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Mark G. at September 2, 2004 7:58 PM

I recently did 1 x 180 lb (4 x 45 lb - not sure if I could get any more plates on the belt at my gym). Dead hang to chin over bar (NOT to chest touching the bar). BW 205 lb. Max no weight pullup reps is only 19 though and after 4 months I still can not do a muscle up. Long way to go before I will be a Crossfit stud.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Steve M at September 2, 2004 8:04 PM

You may want to go back and read some of Kelly's posts as she routinely warms up with weighted pull-ups from dead hang. She also does weighted pistols for good measure.
For reference, I'm 205 (or so, depending on the day) and I can't do either weighted pu's or pistols without lots of help. My measly pull up numbers (7 rep max) pale compared to the "40 Studs." Congrats to Kelly and Lynne. Thanks for the inspiration to create perspiration!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Ron N. at September 2, 2004 8:43 PM

Best I've managed is 70 lbs (bw 187). I'll try for more next week. But I have no intention of challenging Steve, whose 180 is stunning.

Comment #5 - Posted by: adam at September 2, 2004 8:55 PM

Lynne, Kelly: I'm really proud of both of you. Congratulations!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Brian M at September 2, 2004 9:52 PM

180lb weighted chin? WOW... i struggle to do 6 or so strict wide grip no kip pulls, at a size of 5'11" and 200. i do kravmaga and crossfit and can do HSPU all day and push press 200lb, but chins elude me. BW + 180lb is SICK. that's like doing a 350lb lat pull!!!

Comment #7 - Posted by: joe at September 2, 2004 10:17 PM

After 6 weeks of frustration (and my first 6 weeks of Crossfit training), I just did my first muscleup.

Thanks Crossfit

Comment #8 - Posted by: Ahmik at September 3, 2004 2:58 AM

Five pu at bodyweight 182 + 30 pounds, beginner!

Comment #9 - Posted by: Darren at September 3, 2004 3:42 AM

are thumb-unhooked pull ups preferable to thumb-hooked?

Comment #10 - Posted by: kevin at September 3, 2004 4:45 AM

My max so far is 55@160BW, but every two weeks or so I check it again and it goes up by 5 or 10. I can do a speed-muscleup on a bar (where I pull myself up above the bar real fast and then land on the bar in the dip position), not yet on rings though. Thanks Crossfit!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Ben K at September 3, 2004 4:50 AM

30 minutes of frisbee football followed by
24 rounds in 30 minutes

Comment #12 - Posted by: Gunny W at September 3, 2004 6:51 AM

Is it me.. or are all of the Crossfit women AWESOME!!!!


Comment #13 - Posted by: Brad at September 3, 2004 10:38 AM

Kelly & Lynne!

Great job on reaching 40 pullups! You both inspire me to train hard.


Comment #14 - Posted by: Gregory Amundson at September 3, 2004 11:40 AM

I had the priviledge of working out at Crossfit actual this morning. It was a great experience. I drove 50 minutes to get there, and it was well worth it. I hope to continue training there when able, and to continue the web based WODs. I highly recommend attending the gym itself if you're able.

Semper Fi,

Andrew Thompson

Comment #15 - Posted by: Thompson at September 3, 2004 12:11 PM

great job Kelly & Lynne...

Comment #16 - Posted by: Dave K at September 3, 2004 12:25 PM

just wondering how far down you guys go on pull-ups. I always go to dead hang. I don't know how many I can do, but it's well over 30. I once did 3 dead hang reps with 90lbs between my feet, and I weigh 140 lbs. I think I could probably do a weighed pullup of at least 120, and I can do 1.5 one arm pull-ups.

I've never posted here before :)

Comment #17 - Posted by: James at September 3, 2004 12:41 PM

Ten rounds for time of: 15:30

5 Handstand push-ups = all unbroken
10 Pull-ups = first time kipping on the PU(much easier)

Comment #18 - Posted by: Cesar. at September 3, 2004 2:14 PM

I think that the hardest part on the muscle-up is the transition from the pull-up into the dip and the primary muscle involved here is the tricep.The reason I'm saying this is beacause I hear people doing 20 and 30 pull-ups and they still can't do a muscle-up. I can only do 15 pull-ups and I can also do 3 muscle-ups in a row, so with that said I believe that the people that can't do a muscle-up yet but can do over 15 pull-ups, should concentrate more on the triceps and shoulders.

Comment #19 - Posted by: Cesar. at September 3, 2004 2:33 PM

Way to go, Kelly and Lynne! That's a mighty goal to have attained.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Carrie at September 3, 2004 10:19 PM

Went to the park to work on technical aspects of gymnastic skills. I found it more difficult to do the rools on the grass.Though, gymnastics is always a blast!

Comment #21 - Posted by: VikingSF at September 3, 2004 11:32 PM

Did heavy 12 rep squats and calf raises.

Comment #22 - Posted by: ddel at September 4, 2004 11:10 AM

That's encouraging information. I can do pullups all day long,but my HSPU are abysmal in comparison. I'll start trying to aquire more shoulder and tricep strength as it is a weak point.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Jim Howe at September 4, 2004 2:40 PM

Congratulations to Lynne and Kelly. I'm taking particular pride in the accomplishment since I'm Lynne's mother!

Comment #24 - Posted by: CG at September 7, 2004 5:00 PM
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