Had this JROTC contest back in high school where we'd have to do all types of endurance events. One event was a pull-up contest. I got to 16 pull-ups. This was 10 minutes after a swimming relay so I was kinda tired. Before the training, I was only able to do 7 pull-ups.
That's insane. The degree of difficulty on most of those things is unreal, mad props to your little bro.
I'm at about 20-25 pull ups, chin ups probably 30+. I can do a few muscle ups as well, never tried to max out. Its pretty hard on my joints cause I got a larger frame.
I just tried and these are the numbers I got, I cooled down 3 minutes between each one. Saw the thread, thought I would try it after I worked out...
...5+ months ago I bet I couldn't do half those numbers.
I love hearing shit like this, stay with it. Also for anyone interested in training strictly body weight exercises, check out the book "Never Gymless" by Ross Enamait.
What is your max number of reps in one set of arguably the most important upper body exercise?
I can only crank out 9. I only recently got serious about trying to build my pull-up strength.
Depends on which way you gauge it important. I've always found pulling up the most weight for one rep more impressive in an exercise like this. The heavier you are, the longer your limbs are, the harder it is for you to pull up.
I've stopped doing sets to fail with pull ups and instead strap on about 35lbs on a belt, and try to get 4-6 out. Haven't tested my bodyweight max in a while.