As part of my own personal training goals I am going to try and break the chin up world record on April 1st 2010. The record which currently stands at 51 in a minute and is held by Jason Petzold of the USA is a tough nut to crack but well worth going for.
As all of you who visit unique bodyweight exercises regularly will know. I believe having specific aims to strive for is one of the most important aspects of a successful training program and this is one that really appeals to me.
So to put my training philosophy to the test and to give me a great reason to push myself to the limits a big challenge like this will be the perfect vehicle although it is not to be taken lightly and I am not underestimating the task.
Another fantastic benefit from this record attempt is it will provide a great opportunity for me to share the training program with you on a regular basis.
Please make sure you keep checking back here and I will share all I learn on this journey with you by putting up weekly progress reports for you to implement in your own routines.
Good luck with your training.
By the way hats off to Matthew Bogdonowicz for his pull up record. A great achievement well done.
I thought it would be a good idea to share my progress so far which I am very pleased with despite the fact that it is not the conventional way to go about this chin up world record attempt.
I say it is not the usual routine to follow because strangely enough I have not included many chin ups in my program. The reason for this is because I believe that to do so would invite over training and the inevitable injuries that would follow. So what I have opted for is a program that focuses on circuit training which includes going all out on each exercise for 1 minute then resting for a minute and then repeating the process.
The reason for this is because the most important thing to master is the ability to last for 60 seconds when performing an exercise at the incredible speed that will be necessary to do so many reps in such a short space of time.
Only breaking the record will prove that my theory is correct. I believe that it is the mental not the physical part of training that is the most important ingredient for success and I work on this daily so I am totally confident that I will reach my goal.
First let me apologise for the length of time that has elapsed since my last entry about my quest to break the chin up world record.
As you may have guessed by the date I didn’t try for the record on April 1st as I had originally planned and I will offer no excuses. I will just say that it has taken me a little longer to get the number of reps up than I had hoped. However, as all of you who visit Unique bodyweight exercises regularly will know. Mountains are there to be climbed so the quest goes on and the date has now been set for 28th of June 2010. I will update on my progress again soon. PS I am currently getting 40-42 reps per minute. Good luck with your training.
At the moment my training has hit a plateau and building up the reps is very slow at the moment. I have therefore decided to reduce the number of calories I consume in the hope that the inevitable weight loss will provide a fresh impetuous to my chin up world record. This makes sense to me as the less weight there is to be pulled up the easer it will be as long as too much muscle tissue isn’t lost in the process. The good news is that I am still positive and confident about success and the philosophy of this website is and always will be that the mind is the key and always finds a way to win if the desire is there.
That’s all for now Good luck with your training.
Just to let everyone know that I am still training hard for the record which I hope to challenge for on the 28-6-2010 if all goes well. I am still following my diet for weight loss and I am very close to my target but need a couple of more weeks yet to pull it off. Thanks for your support which has been great and is really appreciated. I will update again soon.
To all of you who are wondering why I have not put up any news on my World Record attempt for awhile, it is because of the b?????d injury I sustained while developing a new hard core exercise. To say I was absolutely gutted would be an understatement but I will say it any way (I was absolutely gutted). On reflection I have to say it was my own fault as going all out to master such a hard core bodyweight exercise at the same time as pushing my body so hard for the record and restricting my diet was probably a bridge to far and I should know better but I do have a drive and enthusiasm that is hard to control sometimes. What was the exercise I was trying to master? I shall reveal all soon, but it is incredible.
I am now fully fit and once again training for the world record.
I am building up the intensity and frequency of my training slowly but surely to give myself the best chance of success. As well as my normal bodyweight exercise and cardio routine I am currently doing 3 times per week 4 x 25 reps for chin ups 15 x all out 1 minute bodyweight circuits to build up the speed and fitness for the record.
I have increased the intensity of my training for the record. At the moment I can manage 38 chin ups in 1 minute so I am still down from my previous best which was 43-44 but I am getting stronger all the time.
I managed 43 reps in 1 minute yesterday for the first time since my injury. Only 9 more reps needed but I know these are the really difficult ones to get.
car accident temporary suspends play, I will be back.