Pullups...My Nightmare

#1
How many pull-ups do you have to do in Selection? Is there a set target or is it about the staff seeing you put the effort in?

I'm useless at them.
 
#3
well for your information..........ritchieritch69

cough

i did "0" heaves, {though i still claim i did 2} on selection at ATR Lichfield, just a few days ago, my run time was 11mins.
{just hang from the bar and grunt a lot}

{yes i know its a bit shite fellas}

but i put in maximum effort and they saw that.....


and yes i passed{deferred actually} but i passed the physical tests.
shame....
 
#4
Practice them evrey day maybe even twice a day, do your maximun effort. Watch your personal best rise and your biceps get bigger ;)
 
#6
Buy a door bar from argos put it on the doorway where you will go in and out of the most. Ever time you leave the room do best effort and when you come back do the same i have done this i can now knock out about 10 - 15 each time.
 
#7
Lad on my selection at pirbright on 11th sep - 12th sep was deffered because he couldnt do any (or so the corporal said), most people wer doing 4-6.

The run at pirbright is actually an easy course, but being nakkered from a hard evenings PT means you need to put in 100%.
 
#8
Give it everything you've got !! 150% !
In my opinion and what ive heard from different people aslong as they see you putting all you've got into it you should do fine.
 
T

the_mentalist

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#9
If you train to do pull ups or heaves as we call them with a training partner.
Cross your ankles and bend your legs behind you, try and pull yourself up, if you cant do any get your partner to push you up to the bar by your legs, when you are up there, get him to let go and you hold yourself up there for a couple of second the lower your body under control (slowly).
As soon as your arms are fully extended, your partner should push you straight back up.
Repaet this for ten reps and do four sets, do this for a couple of weeks and soon enough you will be doing heaves with the best of them.
 
#10
Thanks guys. Info helped a lot.
 
#11
Hypno85 said:
Buy a door bar from argos put it on the doorway where you will go in and out of the most. Ever time you leave the room do best effort and when you come back do the same i have done this i can now knock out about 10 - 15 each time.
+1

J.
 
#12
the_mentalist said:
If you train to do pull ups or heaves as we call them with a training partner.
Cross your ankles and bend your legs behind you, try and pull yourself up, if you cant do any get your partner to push you up to the bar by your legs, when you are up there, get him to let go and you hold yourself up there for a couple of second the lower your body under control (slowly).
As soon as your arms are fully extended, your partner should push you straight back up.
Repaet this for ten reps and do four sets, do this for a couple of weeks and soon enough you will be doing heaves with the best of them.
I would advise the training partner to hold him by the hips instead! This is for safety - If he is held by the legs/ankles, and he loses his grip, he is going yo loose his front teeth!
 
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Dom1983

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#14
it depends fella! you see everything you do at selection balances itself out, if you know your bad at heaves then just make sure you get a decent run time, most guys on my course last week were doing about 10 heaves, i only managed 8 though, but i beat most of the others on the run so it kind of evens out.
 
#15
Hypno85 said:
Buy a door bar from argos
thats a must, i tried it on the top of my door frame and pulled the fu**er off oops :oops:
 
#16
when i went in the reme you had to do 3 to get in and 6 to pass out. the paras were 10 to get in and the ghurkas 14- the paras may have accepted less but the ghurkas wont (but you can only join them as an officer anyway!!)

they do press ups now- you should be able to do 34-44, however the marines expect 27 -60.

pull ups are great though. i when i passed out at arborfield, i could do 16

hope this helps

ps train as hard as you can, basic is never easy, but you can make it hard!
 

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