Professional Bodybuilders Just Suck At Pull-ups

| June 7, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Professional bodybuilders just suck at pull-ups. Most of the time they do partial partial reps and call it real training. What’s up with that? Why can’t those “gorillas” pull-up?

Professional Bodybuilders Just Suck At Pull-ups

1.Bodybuilders are heavy as hell

In their prime, Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman were easily 280lbs on stage. When you weigh as much as a fully loaded American refrigerator, pull-ups become really hard.

In the video below, you can see Jay Cutler doing 1/3 pull-ups. The commentator in the video says that Jay is about 300lbs.


In next clip, you can see Nasser El Sonbaty performing 1/8 pull-ups.

Note: There are plenty of heavy guys who can do pull-ups and muscle-ups regardless of their weight. A good example would be Kali Muscle.

2.Bodybuilding is not a pull-up competition

In bodybuilding, you don’t get points for pull-up mastery. The only thing that matters is how you look. Therefore, pull-up numbers are simply irrelevant.

3.You don’t have to be good at pull-ups to have a big back

Regardless of what the fitness fanatics say, there are no obligatory exercises. You can build a huge back without ever doing a single pull-up. There are plenty of effective movements that will get you there as long as you work hard.

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