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Re: [rgold] FYA (For Your Amusement) - women and pull ups
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And by the way, I haven't read the book, but would be interested to know how Willoughby comes up with strict vs. dynamic pullup equivalences. He seems to be suggesting that appropriate body motions can more than quadruple your pullup numbers, a claim which, to ignorant folks like me, sounds outlandish.

He did come up with some peculiar assertions, including an equivalence between the number of regular pull-ups a person can do predicting then the number of one-arms that person could do. Seems like he said that if you could do about twenty regulars you could do at least one one-armer. Pretty silly stuff. I think his assessment of Leitzel's performance hinged upon him never having heard of a woman doing more than six in decent form. He mentions some Russian woman named Blanche ??? who was a gymnast and did six, but I've never been able to track her down, and I can't find my copy of Super Athletes. My library is a disaster these days.

I did find a video on Youtube with an Australian woman doing a nice one-armer while practicing a boxing move - you have to see it to believe it! But no female front levers yet*, although I would never rule it out - some of those petit Chinese acrobats look like they could do anything.Cool


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