October 17, 2017
“It’s about to go down,” Kares says in the video before he trained with Bloom.
According to the caption on the video, they completed a total of 190 pull ups—not to mention 200 push ups, 100 leg raises, and 400 squats. Add it all up, and it’s “basically on the same level as 6,800,” Bloom joked.
While being able to do thousands of pull ups may not be in the realm of possibility for us mortals, if you’re able to do five, you’ll see some serious improvement in your upper body strength. Carrying your own body weight is probably one of the hardest, yet best training movements you can do, as it works your upper back, shoulders, lats, and abs all at the same time. It’ll take some patience and dedication, but we’ve come up with four ways for you to become a pull-up powerhouse in no time.
Upper Body Warmup:
To get started, all you need is a pull-up bar. You can either use the one at your gym, or invest in a solid pull-up bar you can prop up on your door at home. Before you start, make sure to to prep your upper body with this killer warm up that will have your abs burning.
(For more upper body exercises you can do, try out our Badass Arms training guide to bulk up your muscles.)