Push-ups and pull-ups are easily the most fundamental exercises one can do to build a strong upper body. Although they are basic and fundamental, that is not to say they aren’t effective. Combined, these two exercises alone manage to hit all the muscles in the upper body.
For this reason, they feature in almost every full body home workout.
Push-ups take care of your chest, shoulder, and tricep muscles while pull-ups fire up your lats, upper back, and bicep muscles. Moreover, both of these movements work the core and abdominals significantly when done in high volume.
While most people would tire from even thinking about cranking out 100 push-ups OR 100 pull-ups in a single day, let alone both, this Calisthenics athlete by the name of Maksim Trukhonovets did exactly this.
And he accomplished this feat in just 6.5 minutes! Yes, you read 6.5, not 65 minutes. Maksim cranked out 10 rounds of 10 push-ups and 10 pull-ups in slightly over 6 and a half minutes. He shared the video on his Youtube page, Max True.
Here is the incredible video of Maksim doing 10 rounds of 10 pull-ups and 10 push-ups, literally as if it were a walk in the park for him.
10 Pull-ups, 10 Push-ups, 10 rounds
Note that Maksim Trukhonovets (Max True) is a seasoned Calisthenics expert and athlete who also holds the Guinness record for pull-ups, so he definitely isn’t your normal fitness guy.
For starters, calisthenic exercises are those that are performed smoothly and rhythmically without any equipment, so basically, bodyweight exercises. They are aimed to improve overall body strength, fitness, and flexibility.
Just like Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman, or Crossfit, Calisthenics is also a style of training that is growing in popularity. Some common calisthenic exercises include push-ups, pull-ups, muscle-ups, front lever, burpees, planks, human flags, dips, and handstands.
Going back, this 10-round workout is great for intermediate lifters who are looking to become leaner and increase endurance. Obviously, you don’t need to do the 10 rounds within 6.5 minutes like Maksim did. Instead, you can make a whole workout out of this spread around 30 minutes to 1 hour, or faster than that if your body can handle it.
By doing 10 rounds of 10 push-ups and 10 pull-ups, you’re effectively doing 100 push-ups and 100 pull-ups in a single day. This is high enough volume to adequately load and fire up your upper body muscles for strength, hypertrophy, and endurance.
There is no way you won’t achieve a lean, strong, and above average physique if you do this workout every day for even just 2 to 3 months.
P.S. This article is completely independent and is not sponsored by Max True and is not promoted by any means by Max True or any of his social pages. Article image courtesy of Max True’s 10 push-ups, 10 pull-ups, 10 rounds youtube video.