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Pullups?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2015, 00:36:05 »
Alright so i was told that Pullups are Required for the military is that true?
right now i have the weirdest Strength i can Bench 205LBS, Squat 550LBS but cannot do a single pull up. I can scale walls like 2 - 5M wall but no pullups
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2015, 00:45:17 »
Alright so i was told that Pullups are Required for the military is that true?
right now i have the weirdest Strength i can Bench 205LBS, Squat 550LBS but cannot do a single pull up. I can scale walls like 2 - 5M wall but no pullups

entry in the CAF nor any test during BMQ/BMOQ requires pull ups.  Doesn't mean you won't be told to do some though.
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2015, 00:50:36 »
Okay thats a relief what about DP1 and on besides para
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2015, 01:11:51 »
Okay thats a relief what about DP1 and on besides para

DP1 Nope.  Nothing you need to worry about at this point in your career, other than the fact you have a huge imbalance in your physical abilities. 
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2015, 01:17:42 »
I'd be more concerned with why you have such disproportionate strength, and stop focusing on one particular movement. Pull ups will find their way into PT, you need to be able to get youeself above a bar. Are you severely overweight/underweight? I don't know of any reason beyond a physical limitation that would cause such drastic imbalances. How's your running? Pull ups are an excellent measure of both relative and absolute strength, being able to not do one but having a 550lb squat doesn't add up.

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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2015, 01:25:39 »
Honestly I play Rugby and Football. I weight around 103Kg
I workout in the gym atleast 1 hour a day 5 days a week. Doing Plyometrics,Upper body,Lowerbody, ect and lots of conditioning
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2015, 01:26:12 »
You're gonna want to train on your pull ups. On my BMQ we had to do pull ups before every meal and on my DP1 we did pull ups every time we entered and left the shacks.

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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2015, 01:28:17 »
Alright thanks!
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2015, 08:40:42 »
Alright so i was told that Pullups are Required for the military is that true?

"Even the Canadian Armed Forces do not use pull-ups as part of their official fitness evaluation."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/even-fit-women-cant-do-pull-ups-study-finds/article4651742/

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Day 1: Up at 0450, brush teeth, shave (if you have time) and get ready for morning PT. We did baseline testing on day 1 using stations. Burpees, Push-ups, Squats, Pull-ups and sit-ups.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 09:23:18 by mariomike »

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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2015, 09:29:27 »
You're gonna want to train on your pull ups. On my BMQ we had to do pull ups before every meal and on my DP1 we did pull ups every time we entered and left the shacks.

And that's how the infantry rolls.

Sadly, the CF fitness tests do not meet infantry requirements so local adaptations to the 'official' fitness programs are always required so that a rifleman can do their job properly.

That aside doing lots every day, as you describe here, is a great way to get good at it.
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Re: Pullups?
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2015, 09:35:30 »
Alright so i was told that Pullups are Required for the military is that true?
right now i have the weirdest Strength i can Bench 205LBS, Squat 550LBS but cannot do a single pull up. I can scale walls like 2 - 5M wall but no pullups

For context, I've never had to push 205lbs off of my chest (lots of guys have though, if you know what I mean  ;) ) but I have had to pull myself up through the opening in a ceiling/floor above wearing my kit. If you're in the infantry you're going to be doing Urban Ops training and that requires good upper body strength for pulling yourself up and over crap.

If you can't even do one pull up work on dead hangs and slowly lowering yourself to the ground.  Various back and bicep workouts will have you up to a dozen or more pullups before you even know you can do one.
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Re: Help with pull ups
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2015, 12:16:42 »
Not that i'm a gym freak or even a PT God... but could it be that

a) muscle is heavier than fat
b) you are squatting over half a ton (which by my thoughts, leaves you with some pretty legs to pull up...)
c) you are at the 230lb mark... 35% are MTL your ... yes, legs.

I would look at it from that side (if you haven't already) - less squats, more bicep / traps / triceps - and the deadhang thing Jarnhamar said? Perfect.
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