The IMPOSSIBLE Pullup (Can You Do ONE?)

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The pullup is, without a doubt, the king of the upper body exercises. It can help you to build mass on the lats and is easy to perform anywhere, even if you don’t have access to a pullup bar. Well, the pull up exercise just got harder!

In this pullup challenge, I show you a pull up variation that will require you have equal parts strength and muscle endurance to complete. The 2 minute pullup is one intense variation that is going to have you laughing at all the so-called pullup records out there after attempting just one.

To perform the 2 minute pullup challenge you simply perform just one rep of a classic pull up exercise. The catch is that it has to take you 1 minute to pull yourself up to the bar (finishing with your chin over the bar) and then 1 minute to slowly lower yourself down.

If you can’t complete the rep in one minute, see how long it does take you to do it. If, for instance, you can do it in 30 seconds…then see if you can lower in the same amount of time. After you get stronger, you’ll be able to slowly increase the time you can hold on each portion of the lift over time.

You can put this pullup variation into any pull up workout. Even if you’re someone who has wondered how to do more pullups (we have a video dedicated to that already on our channel), you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can improve on this hardest pullup challenge.

For a complete workout program that is based on challenges to get you to push yourself to a whole new level, be sure to check out the ATHLEAN-X Training System at and see what pro athletes are using to break records in and out of the weight room.

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