Reply To: Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast (Jan 2019)


    11 Jan

    Pull ups – 5,7,7,5,4,4,5,4,5
    Push ups – 10,10,10,15,15,10,10,10,10

    12 Jan

    Pull ups – 10 x 5
    Push ups – 10,15,15,10,10,10,10,10,10

    13 Jan

    Pull ups – 8,7,7,6,6,6,6,4
    Push ups – 10 x 10

    14 Jan

    Pull ups – 8,8,8,8,6,7,5
    Push ups – 15,15,12,12,12,12,11,11

    15 Jan

    Pull ups – 10 x 5
    Push ups – 10 x 10

    16 Jan

    Pull ups – 11,8,8,7,6,5,5
    Push ups – 20,15,15,10,10,10,10,10

    Done! The worst thing about this for me was the cold January pull up bar in my garage gym, fixed by wearing sissy mittens (weightlifting gloves). If I did this again I would do more days of 10 x 5 pull ups and 10 x 10 push ups as both are numbers that don’t fatigue me to do. By the end my tactic was to time 2 minutes rest between sets of pull ups, and in that time I’d crack out a set of push ups. The workouts were generally 20-25 mins in total which was a pain on some days but overall this was worth doing.

    The article suggested waiting 4-5 days to let the body repair and adapt to the stimulus before measuring again, so I’ll do just that. YouTube video will be uploaded 21/22nd Jan.

    Here’s my opening set of pull ups on the final day