World Records for Chin-Ups and Pull-Ups

WORLD RECORD LIST

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THE RULES

(If you want to break a record that is published in a record book or governed by an international authorithy, there may be other or additional rules. See here for more information.)

We make a difference between
  • chin-ups [grab the bar with your palms facing you, (supinated grip)] and
  • pull-ups [grab the bar with your palms facing away from you (pronated grip)].
In one attempt, you cannot mix both grips. The tables list the "absolute record" (for either chin-ups or pull-ups), but as both exercises can be regarded as different categories, there is a comment about the grip used for the attempt.
  1. The chin must be raised above the bar.
  2. Each single chin-up must be started from a hanging position, i.e. the arms must be straight in the "down" position.
  3. You can dismount as often as you wish.
  4. Video documentation must be provided. There must be two videos of the attempt: At one video, the camera should be at the height of the bar so that it is possible to decide whether the chin cleared the bar. At another video, the full body of the contestant must be visible all the time. A digital watch should be visible within this video recording to verify the time.
  5. The chin must be raised above the bar level, otherwise the chin-up has to be disallowed by the judges.
  6. Leg kicks and lower-body movements cannot be used to gain momentum in the exercise. This video clearly shows what is not allowed. The very first pull-up in this video would count, the others would be disallowed.
  7. Only a straight bar can be used. It must be made of an inflexible matter such as steel, not of a flexible substance such as plastic or tubing. It  may be of any diameter.
  8. The Bar must be level and the height of the hands must be equal in relation and equal in height to where the chin crosses the bar.
  9. The width of the grip can be of the athletes choosing, however hands can not be overlapped.
  10. For all new 1-minute and 3-minute records, the record holder must agree to have the video posted in one of two ways:  (1) post the video on a website and provide recordholders.org with a link, or (2) provide recordholders.org with a video recording that has been converted to a standard web-enabled format so that recordholders.org can post the video.
  11. The results of an attempt should be submitted as soon as possible.



WORLD RECORDS: MOST CONSECUTIVE PULL-UPS

The record is for the most chin-ups without dismounting. However, during the attempt it was permitted to hang on the bar with one hand only (allowing the other arm a little "rest").
The record holder is Jan Kareš (Czech Republic) who did 232 pull-ups in 36 minutes on 19 June 2010 at at Hotel Mlýn in Karlštejn, Czech Republic. VIDEO

WORLD RECORDS:  MOST PULL-UPS in 1 MINUTE (MALE)

37
Jean-François Huette (FRA) 24 Aug 1996 Festival des Records, La Tour Blanche (France)
46
Matthew Bogdanowicz (USA) DETAILS AND VIDEO 25 Oct 2007
at Fitness Together in Livermore, California (USA)
50
Jason Petzold (USA)
Matthew Bogdanowicz (USA)
20 June 2009
12 Nov 2009
in Millington, Michigan (USA)
in Castro Valley, California (USA)
59
Vitaly Kulikov (RUS) VIDEO
28 Oct 2012
Fitness Centre "Paladin", Moscow (Russia)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 1 MINUTE (FEMALE)

31
Alicia Weber (USA)
31 July 2008 in Clermont, Florida (USA)
34
Alicia Weber (USA) 28 July 2009
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
37
Alicia Weber (USA) DETAILS
27 May 2010
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
39
Alicia Weber (USA) DETAILS 7 August 2011
in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS:  MOST CHIN-UPS in 1 MINUTE (MALE)

40
Robert Natoli (USA)
4 Feb 2006 in Oswego, New York
42
Stephen Hyland (GBR)  7 Mar 2006
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
44
Robert Natoli (USA)
10 Feb 2007
in Oswego, New York
51
Jason Petzold (USA)
Rodrigo Augusto Campos (BRA)
20 June 2009
24 Jan 2011
in Millington, Michigan
in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
54
Rodrigo Augusto Campos (BRA) VIDEO
19 Feb 2011
in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
60
Rodrigo Augusto Campos (BRA) VIDEO 23 July 2011
in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
67
Jason Petzold (USA) 21 August 2011
in Millington, Michigan

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 1 MINUTE (FEMALE)

33
Alicia Weber (USA)
21 July 2008 in Clermont, Florida (USA)
35
Alicia Weber (USA)
23 Feb 2010 in Clermont, Florida (USA)
36
Alicia Weber (USA) DETAILS 7 Aug 2011
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
38
Alicia Weber (USA) 12 Nov 2011
in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS:  MOST LEG-ASSISTED PULL-UPS in 1 MINUTE (MALE)

(with leg kicks for gaining momentum, which is not allowed in the other categories listed on this web page)
50
Stanford Apseloff (USA) 28 June 2007
51
Christopher Hills (GBR) 3 April 2008
53
Stanford Apseloff (USA) 7 Dec 2008
Lifetime Fitness in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
60
Řyvind Hagerup (NOR) VIDEO
13 March 2009
Studio Soma, Oslo
61
Stanford Apseloff (USA) VIDEO 14 Aug 2009
Lifetime Fitness in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
62
Stanford Apseloff (USA) VIDEO
20 Aug 2009
Lifetime Fitness in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
66
Vitaly Kulikov (RUS) VIDEO
28 Oct 2012
Fitness Centre "Paladin", Moscow (Russia)

WORLD RECORDS:  MOST PULL-UPS in 3 MINUTES (MALE)

100
Ngo Xuan Chuyen (VIE)
1988
"Strongest Soldier in Vietnam" contest

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 3 MINUTES (FEMALE)

57
Alicia Weber (USA) 20 July 2008
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
67
Alicia Weber (USA) 28 July 2009
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
74
Alicia Weber (USA) DETAILS 7 August 2011 in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS:  MOST CHIN-UPS in 3 MINUTES (MALE)

105
Jason Petzold (USA) 21 August 2011
in Millington, Michigan

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 3 MINUTES (FEMALE)

57
Alicia Weber (USA) 7 December 2008
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
61
Alicia Weber (USA) 8 Sept 2009
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
66
Alicia Weber (USA) 13 Feb 2010
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
69
Alicia Weber (USA) DETAILS 7 Aug 2011 in Clermont, Florida (USA)
75
Alicia Weber (USA) 12 Nov 2011 in Clermont, Florida (USA)
76
Alicia Weber (USA) VIDEO 10 Aug 2012
in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 30 MINUTES (MALE)

318
Jean-François Huette (FRA)  9 Aug 1996 in La Châtre
379
379
Rémy Vidal (FRA)
Guy Schott (USA)
20 Dec 2004
22 Oct 2005

at the Airport Club in Santa Rosa
433
Matthew Bogdanowicz (USA) 26 Mar 2006
in Livermore, California
440
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 12 Feb 2008 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
470
Jason Petzold (USA)
5 April 2009
in Millington, Michigan
478
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 14 April 2009
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
485
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 30 May 2009 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
534
Jason Petzold (USA) 27 Sept 2009
in Millington, Michigan
540
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 7 Feb 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
543
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 5 Jul 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey

New record claim (not yet verified): 551 by Dimitri Iovsky (Russia)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 30 MINUTES (FEMALE)

345
Alicia Weber (USA) 13 Dec 2008
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
389
Alicia Weber (USA) 28 July 2009
in Clermont, Florida (USA)  
398
Alicia Weber (USA) 6 Feb 2010
in Clermont, Florida (USA)  
419 Alicia Weber (USA) DETAILS
30 Jan 2011
in Clermont, Florida (USA)  

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 30 MINUTES (MALE)

237
John Corcoran (CAN)
29 Nov 2004
in Thunder Bay, Ontario
418
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 7 Mar 2006
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
430
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 7 Jan 2007 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
442
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 13 March 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
457
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 24 Oct 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
475
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 28 Sept 2008
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
484
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 13 Nov 2008
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
493
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 2 Jan 2009
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
509
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 12 Nov 2009
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
520
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 15 March 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
523
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 2 April 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
528
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 9 May 2010 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
540
=540
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
6 Oct 2011
16 Nov 2011
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
542
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 9 Dec 2011
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
553
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 16 Dec 2011
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
554
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 24 May 2013
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
559
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 28 June 2013
in Stoneleigh, Surrey

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 30 MINUTES (FEMALE)

297
Alicia Weber (USA) 19 Dec 2008
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
399
Alicia Weber (USA) 23 Sept 2009
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
432
Alicia Weber (USA) 12 Nov 2011 in Clermont, Florida (USA)
445
Alicia Weber (USA) VIDEO 10 Aug 2012
in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS IN 1 HOUR (MALE)

587 Jean-François Huette (FRA) 20 Sept 1996 in Dury
644
Guy Schott (USA)
22 Oct 2005
at the Airport Club in Santa Rosa
730
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 21 Nov 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
787
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 24 Dec 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
825
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 12 Feb 2008
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
867
Jason Petzold (USA) 5 April 2009
in Millington, Michigan
880
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 30 May 2009 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
920
Jason Petzold (USA) 27 Sept 2009 in Millington, Michigan
953
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 28 Oct 2009
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
976
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 19 Dec 2009
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
994
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 1 Jan 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
1008
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 24 Jan 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
1009
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 1 Aug 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey

National Record not mentioned in the above list:
Russia: 844 by Nikolai Kaklimov (RUS) on 18 April 2009 in Krasnoyarsk VIDEO

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS IN 1 HOUR (MALE)

670
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 21 Dec 2005
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
701
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 19 Jan 2006
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
767 Stephen Hyland (GBR)  7 Jan 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
812
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 18 Oct 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
869
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 28 Sept 2008 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
887
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 13 Nov 2008
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
908
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 2 Jan 2009 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
945
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 12 Nov 2009
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
960
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 2 April 2010
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
968
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 2 June 2010 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
993
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 16 Nov 2011
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
1019
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 13. Sept 2013
in Stoneleigh, Surrey

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS IN 1 HOUR (FEMALE)

560
Alicia Weber (USA) 13 Dec 2008
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
721
Alicia Weber (USA) 6 Feb 2010
in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS IN 1 HOUR (FEMALE)

535
Alicia Weber (USA) 19 Dec 2008
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
680
Alicia Weber (USA) 27 Feb 2010
in Clermont, Florida (USA)
760
Alicia Weber (USA) VIDEO 10 Aug 2012
in Clermont, Florida (USA)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 6 HOURS (MALE)

2,456 Guy Schott (USA) 28 April 2007
at the Airport Club in Santa Rosa
2,503
Tobias Midtvedt Windedal (NOR)
27 June 2011
in Enschede, Netherlands
3,288
Stephen Hyland (GBR) 23 July 2011
in Stoneleigh, Surrey

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 6 HOURS (MALE)

2,968 Stephen Hyland (GBR) 24 June 2007
in Stoneleigh, Surrey

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 6 HOURS (FEMALE)

1,574 Eliška Karešová (TCH) 4 Oct 2008
at Hotel Mlýn in Karlštejn

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 12 HOURS (MALE)

2,409
Jason Armstrong (USA) DETAILS 11-12 Nov 2006
Gymnastics Plus in Southlake, Texas
3,116
Guy Schott (USA)
(attempt ended after nine and a half hours, leaving the rest of the time unused)
28 April 2007
at the Airport Club in Santa Rosa
3,165
Jason Armstrong (USA) 30 May 2010
Anastasia's Club Fit Pacific Grove, California
4,020
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
(attempt ended after 7:50 hours, leaving the rest of the time unused)
23 July 2011 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
4,654
Jan Kareš (TCH) 20 April 2014
in Prague

National Records not mentioned in the list above:
Australia - 4,210, Caine Eckstein, 6 October 2014 VIDEO
USA - 4,234, Kyle Gurkovich, 15/16 November 2014 VIDEO
(new record claim, not yet verified: 4,321 by Mark Jordan on 3-4 November 2014, VIDEO)

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 12 HOURS (FEMALE)

1,760 Eliška Karešová (TCH)
(attempt ended after 7 hours and 14 minutes, leaving the rest of the time unused)
4 Oct 2008
at Hotel Mlýn in Karlštejn

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 12 HOURS (MALE)



1,773
John Corcoran (CAN)
26 May 2005
at The Athletic Club in Thunder Bay
2,222
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
9 Nov 2005
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
3,750
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
(attempt ended after 8:03 hours, leaving the rest of the time unused)
24 June 2007 in Stoneleigh, Surrey

WORLD RECORDS: MOST PULL-UPS in 24 HOURS (MALE)

3,175
Steven Price (USA)
21/22 April 2009
at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
3,355
Jason Armstrong (USA)
(attempt ended after 15:48 hours, leaving the rest of the time unused)
30/31 May 2010
Anastasia's Club Fit Pacific Grove, California
4,020
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
(attempt ended after 7:50 hours, leaving the rest of the time unused)
23 July 2011
in Stoneleigh, Surrey
4,620
Jan Kareš (TCH)
(in 22:55 hours)
7-8 October 2011 at Hotel Mlýn in Karlštejn, Czech Republic.VIDEO
4,654
Jan Kareš (TCH)
(in 12 hours)
20 April 2014
in Prague

National Record not mentioned in the above list:
Australia - 4,210, Caine Eckstein, 6 October 2014 VIDEO
USA - 4,234, Kyle Gurkovich, 15/16 November 2014 VIDEO

WORLD RECORDS: MOST CHIN-UPS in 24 HOURS (MALE)

3,750
Stephen Hyland (GBR)
(attempt ended after 8:03 hours, leaving the rest of the time unused)
24 June 2007 in Stoneleigh, Surrey
new record claim (not yet confirmed): Lucas Garel (Canada), 5,045, 17-18 July 2011 at Fitness Force gym in Keswick, Ontario, Canada

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCES

A list of historical performances can be found here.

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