Has anyone here managed only 5/6 pull ups and passed?

ThreadpigeonsAlpha

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Yes but remember the PRMC is a job interview.

If it’s not your Strong point then fair one. But you best make up for it in other ways.

If you scrape a pass on everything, then you will fail.
 

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For some reason I struggle immensely with pull ups, but hopefully after arnys program I wont have that problem. Nonethless, to compensate I'm trying to max out my scores on everything else and if you are struggling with pullups to that extent would suggest ou do the same if I'm not mistaken.
 

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Yes but remember the PRMC is a job interview.

If it’s not your Strong point then fair one. But you best make up for it in other ways.

If you scrape a pass on everything, then you will fail.

Yes mate i'm with you on that. I'm getting 9 min returns, can max out sit ups, 45/50 press ups but just struggle like *text deleted* with pull ups, maybe it's my technique? I'm 6ft and late 80's kg so a heavy guy.

I won't be doing a prmc until June anyway so plenty of time to up the stats
 

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Indeed, the minimal grades that are stated, are probably provided with a view to "if you do well on everything else but you *text deleted* up on 1 or 2 things, then this is a gauge to how much *text deleted*ing up has cost you in points up" not "these are the grade boundaries, if you get 16, then thats fine you scraped a pass".

Your scores will be assessed in conjunction with your performance and attitude on the day and during the courses e.g. assault course, endurance course, high obstacles course, determination test and overall handling of the corporals monging you.
 

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Yes mate i'm with you on that. I'm getting 9 min returns, can max out sit ups, 45/50 press ups but just struggle like *text deleted* with pull ups, maybe it's my technique? I'm 6ft and late 80's kg so a heavy guy.

I won't be doing a prmc until June anyway so plenty of time to up the stats

Strengthen your back up with rows and lat pull downs.
I’m pretty much 6ft and 91kg, max out sit ups like you, at 52 press ups, so similar stats but I can perform 11 pull ups after a run. So your weight isn’t the issue simply a lack of strength in one area mate, get on some weighted movements and see those reps climb
 

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Yes mate i'm with you on that. I'm getting 9 min returns, can max out sit ups, 45/50 press ups but just struggle like *text deleted* with pull ups, maybe it's my technique? I'm 6ft and late 80's kg so a heavy guy.

I won't be doing a prmc until June anyway so plenty of time to up the stats

Mate. There’s plenty of lads above 6ft and heavy that can crack more than enough pull-ups. Myself included in that.

It will be your technique, your back is stronger than your arms.

https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/pull-ups-swinging.99777/#post-606547

Have a look at this thread. See my post with the videos.
 

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I feel the need to comment on the height, weight thing....

I feel for the taller guys, it may be more of a psychological barrier. My other half (well three quarters) is 6ft 7 and a smidge and weighs 115kgs on a good day. He does NO formal physical exercise yet managed 8 really decent, proper pull ups the other night. My biggest fear was that the wall was going to fall over! He is 49.

He did it in reply to me telling him about the number of threads regarding height and pull ups. He did national service here and was in the Paras-he says the only problem with his height was that he was always noticed first!
 

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Not sure why my posts aren’t showing up. If this shows then absolutely agree with what ThreadpigeonsAlpha has said. Won’t let me quote it.

Second this. Practice more, get better. It’ll come.

My PRMC back in 2016 I weighed 95kg was by far and away the heaviest lad on the course and managed 11 pull ups. I’m 6 foot 4. 4 years, lots of beers and too many nightshift takeaways later I’m 15kg heavier and can still bang out a comfortable 10 to form.

During those 4 years I’ve never stopped doing pull-ups. Crack them out every day/other day, use resistance bands to scale the weight etc.
 

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it is impossible for you not to get better, much much better at pull ups if you do more pull ups regularly. Because: physics & biology. You are not good at pull ups because you are not continually practicing.
 
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