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It should have been a nightmare. Marcus Bondi, an Australian fitness pro, reportedly set the world record for weighted pullups last weekend when he grinded out 30 40-pound reps in 60 seconds (breaking the previous 26-rep mark). Only one problem: the video quality was too bad to show.
“I actually broke this WR at the National Fitness Expo on the weekend (17 Oct/15), but the video quality/angle was poor,” Bondi says in a Reddit post. His answer? He filmed it again the next day.
Looks like some solid form to us. To top it off, Bondi posted a celebratory woman-weighted pullup video on his Instagram account, along with some tips for how to take your chinup training to the next level.
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To celebrate breaking the World Record for #weightedchinups 32reps/60secs/40lbs(18.5kg) at the @austfitnessexpo, acro expert Elle helped me do some more #weighted #chinups #fitstrongnow #fitness #muscle #calisthenics #wswcf #reebokau @fitnessfirstau @aussiebodies #redditbwf #bodyweight #barstarzz
In Bondi’s Reddit post, he went over some training tips that helped get him into record-breaking form. Pay attention, if you take these tips in mind you might be able to set a few records yourself!
Listen to Your Body
“The No. 1 rule of making great fitness/strength progress is to AVOID INJURY! So I had to ‘listen to my body’ 100 percent,” Bondy Says. “Be aware of even the slightest pain and what it means.”
“Start doing ‘supersets’ – using pushup and pullup set combinations. A ‘superset’ is a bodyweight program that alternates key strength exercise sets in order to weave your muscles in as strongly as possible.”
Don’t Forget to Breathe
“In between sets, take deep long breaths; IN through your nose, OUT through your mouth. If you can get to an open window, take in fresh air.”