pull-ups -> MR

pull-ups -> maximum repeats

Equipment needed: bar, chalk

Goal and measurement

The goal is to test arm contraction strength endurance. The result you record is the number of pull-ups done with correct form.


Hold the bar with arms shoulder-width apart. During the test your feet hang loosely and you cannot touch the ground. Do not kip.


Perform your maximum number of pull-ups with a thumb over the bar grip. Proper form pull-ups feature fully straightened arms at the bottom and your chin above the bar at the top (without kipping) each time. Do not muscle-up or establish yourself otherwise on the bar to rest. Both hands must stay on the bar throughout the test.