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How to Do 50 Pullups

author image Erin Zeggert
Erin Zeggert is a writer specializing in fitness and wellness related articles. Her work has appeared on various websites, including CliftonPark.com, Technorati.com and BalancingLifeAndFitness.com. She holds a Bachelor of Science in management from Siena College, and is a certified wellness coach and certified personal trainer.
How to Do 50 Pullups
Chin-ups are slightly easier than pull-ups and can be done before starting a pull-up routine to build strength. Photo Credit Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images

Pull-ups are among the best exercises for developing strong lats and wide shoulders. Whether you're already proficient at doing pull-ups or you can't perform even one, following 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.

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