How to Double Your Pull Ups in a Few Weeks

Nate Green discusses how to double the number of reps you can do in a pull up in a few weeks.  He’s talking to people who are under 10, I’m assuming.  If you can do 30, you’ll need more work.

How many pull-ups should you be able to do? Is there any link to the amount of pull-ups you can do and the size of your testicles? While I can’t help you with the latter, strength coach Charles Poliquin has a general rule for the former: “Anybody in the weight room should be able to do at least 12 pull-ups.”

I agree that everyone (at least every man) should be able to do 12.  If you’re under 200 lbs, I’d say 20.  Women who are small boned (I’m NOT talking about fat), and not carrying a lot of muscle should be able to do at least a few.

It’s always harder for female strength athletes, though, as most of them are carrying a ton of extra mass in there lower half.  But, it can be done!

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