Q: Just starting the Armstrong Pullup Program. My max is already 20-25. Should I still start with bodyweight or should i add 5kg’s? A: Definitely add weight if you’re just going to stick with Armstrong. Rule of Thumb Great rule of thumb is to increase weight per rep if you can do over 12 reps …

After the Commandant of the Marine Corps announced the addition of pullups to the female physical fitness test, the original Armstrong Pullup Program began frustrating tens of thousands of new “victims” who were not yet ready to jump right into such a rigorous program. Female candidates to USMC OCS will be doing pullups not just for …

Pullups are now being phased in as part of the Marine Corps’ female PFT. Awesome. Pullups are the best. To quote the Commandant’s message: Effective 1 January 2014, pull-ups will replace the Flexed Arm Hang (FAH). This change will take place in two phases with phase one beginning 1 January 2013. Phase one will serve as …

This is great. Armstrong got me from zero pull ups to a steady 15-16 over the last year. I’ve been stuck there for the last few months and hopefully this will help me bust the plateau. On the tendonitis – constant body weight push/pulls and Armstrong over many months was wearing down my left elbow …