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‘I Did 100 Pull-Ups Every Day For A Month – Here’s What Happened

“What I want to know is, what really happens to your body after 100 pullu-ps a day for 30 days. That’s 3,000 pull-ups in one month. Will I really notice a difference?” he begins the video.

Not many can bust out 100 pull-ups in one set, so naturally, he divides the reps into sets, while rotating between pull-ups and chin-ups to help reach his goal of 100. At 70, you can tell he’s going to struggle to reach his milestone. 

“This is so much harder than I thought it would be,” he says. His first day takes him 43 minutes. 

But the struggle was worth it: within the first two weeks, his daily time improves. by the 10th day, he’s already shaved 12 minutes off his first attempt and by the two-week mark, he takes off a further six minutes. However, he can still only complete 12 reps per set. 

“That’s not a good sign. I don’t know why that is. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been taking rest days and my muscles are just quite depleted from the last 15 days,” he says.

As he passes the half-way mark, his time is now sub-20 minutes, getting as low as 17:28. For the remainder of the experiment, he hovers around the 20 minute mark. 

“I can’t wait to finish this, to be honest. I can’t wait to see how I perform on day 30. This has been an unreal journey,” he says.

By day 30, the amount of reps per set has improved by two. But Shaw is disappointed with just 14 reps.

“I was kind of thinking I could at least get 20 and I can only do two more than when I started? That sucks, man. I should’ve learned from my 30 days of CrossFit challenge, that maybe it’s better to do a day’s rest and then work out, and a day of rest then work out,” he says.

Although the time it took him to complete his daily challenge improved over the month, unfortunately, not much changed when you look at a side-by-side comparison.

“As you can see, unfortunately, the truth is I really don’t look that different at all. In fact, I pretty much look exactly the same. I’m just being honest with you guys,” he concludes. 

By Mens Health Staff

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