Tag Archives: 20000 pullups

They think it’s all over…

In January 2011, I set myself a target which was ambitious but, I hoped, achievable. 20,000 pullups by the end of the year. I tried a few, decided how many I could do back then in one day, and set myself a target of 100 in the final day. A simple spreadsheet gave me my… Read More »

Almost there!

As I write this, I am about to go upstairs and do my final set of 10 pullups for the day. This will bring my total for today to 200, and my total number of chinups/pullups since last January to 19805. If I can manage a third day of more than 195 pullups tomorrow, I… Read More »

Back on the horse

It took a few more days after the bruising showed up on my arm for it to feel strong enough to try a pullup again, but it was not to be. The muscle that was hurting in my abdomen was still extremely painful and is immediately engaged when doing a pullup. I had to exercise… Read More »


A frustrating week. I was making good progress for the first three days last week. On target for 100 pullups each day, to bash out the next 1000 in two weeks. Unfortunately, on thursday, I started to experience a pain in a muscle in my abdomen. I think I can trace it to straining it… Read More »

Milestone: 25% of goal reached

After reaching 4000 pullups not so long ago, I had a patchy few days so I decided to set a mini goal. I aimed to reach 5000 by the end of saturday, which required maintaining a decent daily rate for 4 days, allowing me to take sunday off guilt-free. As it happens, I managed 2… Read More »

Been slacking, but hit 4000 pullups

The last few weeks have been pretty disruptive, what with Hannah having her PFO closure operation at the London Heart Hospital and such. I’ve struggled to consistently maintain a decent number of repetitions as you can see from the graph. Fatigue and busyness have been annoying me, but I did make it to 4000 pullups… Read More »

20,000 Pullups – milestone reached

I’ve had a flaky week or so, what with Hannah’s health and what not. I’ve kept the pullups ticking over, but missed a couple of days. Today I started out well with a couple of sets before breakfast and some more mid-morning. When I updated my spreadsheet, I noticed I was within 53 of hitting… Read More »

100 pullups in one day

Well, that was kind of unexpected. Today I hit the target that I wasn’t aiming to hit until December! I managed 100 pullups in one day, in many sets, maximum set of 10 a couple of times. It means I can relax a bit and take a chunk of a few days to recover, as… Read More »

20,000 pullups minor update

Over the weekend, I quietly reached a little milestone. That’s right, I’ve done over 1000 pullups. 5% of the way towards my goal. There are an awful lot more to do, but it feels good to have made that milestone. Especially since my shoulder was giving me some real gyp (cue ratholing into etymology of… Read More »