Pull Up Workout Challenge

Test yourself and see what's the next step to level up your back strength!

March 09, 2017
Pull Up Workout Challenge

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Challenges make the best workouts. Why?

Because with each challenge you:

  • Push harder than you normally would
  • Test yourself to see how you progress
  • See where you stand against others

This quick challenge is meant for developing, and testing, your back and arm muscles.

What’s the challenge

The challenge is about:

How many Pull Ups can you do in 10 sets?

But…there are two rules.

Scroll down to see the rules, or check the short video summary.


  • 1 min rest - You are allowed to rest for 1 minute only between sets
  • Strict form - Chin over the bar, no kipping.

For more info check out Check out Pull Ups VS Chin Ups.


In total, how many Pull Ups did you do in 10 sets?

1-10 = Got any back? You know what you have to work on :)

10-30 = Learner: Get a better training plan!

30-50 = Master's Candidate: Keep doing what you're doing. You'll master it soon.

50-70 = Serious Challenger: Start working on a Muscle Up! Get the Muscle up tutorial. Or start the Muscle Up Training plan in the Madbarz Premium.

70 + = Gorilla: Congratulations, but don't forget to train your legs, too ;)

Share your score in the comments below!


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  • Luca Ottino 497 workouts (level 129)
    1st time tried this challenge, performed 10 rounds of 5 strict C2B with 60" rest. Very hard, but I feel deeply happy for the result (obviously 50 reps) May 31, 2019
  • Alain Peyrot 8 workouts (level 6)
    Challenge fait : 55 tractions strictes en 10 fois avec une minute de pose à 73 ans. Ça va ?! May 30, 2019
  • Antonio 1.720 workouts (level 232)
    Gorilla 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 May 30, 2019
  • db2p 14 workouts (level 12)
    about 80 pulls in strict form and 1mn rest between sets .... not so bad for a 54 year old man (I said roughly because it's not counting the first of each set because I give it a little momentum with the legs otherwise 87 in total) December 10, 2018
  • cluezero23 1.288 workouts (level 166)
    109 on a wider bar. Definitely tests the grip strength as well. May 19, 2018

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