How to Do 50 Pullups

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Pull-ups, also known as chin-ups, are among the best exercises to develop strong lats and wide shoulders. Whether you are already proficient at doing pull-ups or you cannot perform even one, a progressive workout schedule will help you build the strength and endurance necessary to complete 50 consecutive pull-ups.

Start With Multiple Sets of Low Repetitions

Start out by performing several sets of only a few repetitions and build your way up to 50. For example, complete five sets of 10 pull-ups, or -- if that is too challenging -- try 10 sets of five pull-ups. Rest between sets. Gradually adjust the set-repetition combination until you can complete 50 pull-ups in a single set. Include pull-ups in your workout every two to three days.

Reach Exhaustion

  1. Perform pull-ups every other day until you reach exhaustion. Sandwiching a rest day in between pull-up days will help you reach your goal faster.

Practice modifications

  1. Practice by doing assisted pull-ups if you have trouble doing full ones at first. Stand on a chair or use a bar that is close to the ground so you can rest your feet and remove some weight from the lift.

Perform Negative Pull-Ups

  1. Hold yourself on the pull-up bar with your arms flexed and perform negative pull-ups by lowering yourself slowly until your arms stretch out. Help yourself raise up by using a chair or jumping but lower controlling your full weight.

Perform Lat Pull-Downs

  1. Perform lat pull-downs at the gym to strengthen your upper back and biceps muscles. Sit on the equipment seat, pull the bar down to about your collarbone level and return to the start. Perform repetitions with an underhand and overhand grip.

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