Weighted Pull-Up

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In the Weighted Pull-Up, the goal is to perform a single pull-up with the maximum amount of additional weight.

The Rules in a Nutshell
▸ The competitor may use whatever grip he/she likes (underhand/supinated, overhand/pronated, mixed)
▸ The attempt may be started after the Chief Referee’s ‘Pull’ command which is given when the elbow joints are fully extended in the down position
▸ The tip of the chin must completely pass the pull-up bar, both horizontally and vertically in the up position (when viewed from the side of the rack)
▸ Each competitor has three attempts
▸ The result is the amount of additional weight, including the Weight Belt
▸ The winner is the competitor with the heaviest ‘Good Pull’
Full Technical and Competition Rules

Introduction to the Weighted Pull-Up

Pictures by Voima-Vahtila
Video filmed by North Arrow Films, edited by Harri Kangas