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Can any women here do pull ups?

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    I've never met a woman who can do consecutive pull ups with good form.


    If a woman can do 5+ pullups, she is stronger and 90% of women
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    Doesn't count if the chin doesn't go above bar or elbows aren't locked at bottom (i.e. deadhang).
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    I can only do 1 proper pull up hopefully that will improve when I start to eat more and build muscle.

    I can do about 10 dips in a row though
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    (Original post by Average_Aaron)
    I've never met a woman who can do consecutive pull ups with good form.


    If a woman can do 5+ pullups, she is stronger and 90% of women
    I have, but she's a gymnast.

    I don't know where you got your stat from, but I doubt it's far off.
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    Aivi can do about 2-3 consecutive chins/pullups. The guy who owns my gym hadn't seen a woman do a pullup irl for a long time and he's had some seriously freaky lifters around such as Gary Taylor.
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    Females usually have pretty damn weak upper bodies compared to males...their lower bodies can actually be pretty damn strong and with the same effort they could be closer for lower body than people think. They generally don't put the effort in and very few actually lift weights so tiny talent pool also.
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    I can


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    I can't... I can only pull myself about a fraction of an inch and then my arms just give up
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    i can do about 5, probably because I do rock climbing
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    Only girl I've seen do pullups was one I climbed with regularly. She could do 5 with good form though.
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    I can't even get off of the ground!
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    I could last time I tried but haven't for a while so I don't know if I could now! Trying for some serious training this summer though so hopefully I can improve with that!
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    I can do about 5 but probably not more than that. On the whole though the only place I try is my boyfriends as his housemate has a pull up bar.

    I didn't used to be able to do any, I assume that it's all the pole dancing that's done it.
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    (Original post by IRL)
    I doubt many can here. Remember that most women here are nothing more than sedentary slobs who do one half-assed workout a month and then wonder why they start to look chubby, and after "dieting" wonder why they are not losing weight.
    He's right though.
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    I can do a few, but I was a gymnast for eight years and am a dancer now. Funnily enough it is the dancing that has made my arms stronger, upper body strength is definitely my weakness. ;D
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    I can't, because I have really weak shoulders from dislocating them when I was one. I can't even do the monkey bars or stuff like that because of it, my shoulders will just dislocate


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    (Original post by hopingtobeadentist)
    Sexist.
    How is that sexist?

    a) he has never met any women that can do a pullup. That doesn't make him a sexist, it just means he hasn't met many women that train, or those that he has met can't do them. There was nothing sexist about this first statement.

    b) That wasn't him being sexist, it was a genuine statistic. It is scientific fact that women are the physically weaker gender, especially so in upper body strength. 90% of women cannot do more than 5 pullups statistically speaking. It's science, it's not sexist.

    Calm down, you seem to be letting your emotions get the better of you.


    For someone who's hoping to go into an academic field such as dentistry, you are very closed minded.
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    (Original post by IRL)
    I doubt many can here. Remember that most women here are nothing more than sedentary slobs who do one half-assed workout a month and then wonder why they start to look chubby, and after "dieting" wonder why they are not losing weight.
    Unfortunately this. I've never seen a woman do a pull up in the gym, ever, but I've seen loads of guys do them.

    (Original post by hopingtobeadentist)
    Sexist.
    Your jimmies appear to be rustled.
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    Girls, pull ups, dead hang, proper form?

    :rofl::lol:

    EDIT: sandwich
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    Yeah :smug:

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