UPDATE: This record is now official. Congratulations Matt!
Matt Bogdanowicz will be attempting a 30 minute pull-ups World Record attempt on October 27.
With the big event one week away, how does Matt prepare for such an event?
By participating in a 60 second WR attempt of maximum pull-ups!
The result? 46. The previous World Record was 44. The paperwork and videos for verification and ratification have been submitted.
In the event, two cameras were used at the same time. One focused solely on the chin, as it only has to clear the bar by a millimeter if necessary.
This is similar to a pole vauler or high jumper who brushes the bar without knocking it down. Or a high hurdler barely clearing the hurdles. There are no extra points by clearing it higher; efficiency is the key with no wasted motion.
There is always some extra movement in speed pull-ups, as it is a power movement. Lactic acid, or specifically the Anaerobic Alactic system, sets in after 40 seconds or sooner, depending on your level of fitness. This event is purely Anaerobic Lactic, a duration between 40 sec and 2 minutes.
For the 30 minute and 60 minute records the pull-ups are stricter and truer to form. A pull-up or chin-up is not a pull-up; it is a “pull back then up” or else you would smack your head on the bar.
Matt’s Training Log – Saturday, October 20th
- Few Warm up pull ups and exercises followed by:
- 46 pull ups in 60 seconds with 2 cameras, paperwork, witnesses, timers. A New World Record!
- Additional sets of 10-15 pull ups following
Total reps for the workout = 235
2 Videos are Required for Record Purposes
2 Videos are required for record purposes – one front view including legs and one close up on the chin: