Beaufort Fitness: 40lb Weighted Pull Ups
“All right. So here I am about to do pull ups. This is an advanced pull up exercise. I’m wearing a 40-lb weight vest; so this is true strength. I don’t know how many reps I’m going to do. This is going to be my first set I’ll probably going to shoot for 10 reps. Let’s see – the first set should be okay. So I’m doing wide grip pull ups and if you can do 20 solid pull ups with just your body weight then this is something you can definitely progress to. You may want to start with a lighter weight vest than this since 40lbs this is a big jump with weight.
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So, because of the way I’m training I’m going to rest about 2 – 2 1/2 minutes and then repeat that; most likely I won’t be able to get 10 reps but that’s how I’m going to build my strength and this is a pull up strength training exercise. Again, if you can do 20 pull ups by yourself then you can start adding about 10-15lbs on your pull up and you could stretch it by saying you could do clean 15 reps of pull ups you may be start adding on a little weight but that’s what I recommend and then you can progress to something like a 40lbs weight vest in time each week by adding weight.
Again, this is Ian Hart so this is the weighted pull up. Today I’m going to do 4 sets of the weighted pull ups.”
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.