Pullups and Logarithmic Decay

So, I was talking to a friend about how pullups need more rest time between sets than other exercises:

Pullups need significant recovery time to not have logarithmic decay in the number of reps you can do.

I suggested waiting about 3 minutes between sets.  Of course, the next time I did them, I wanted to see just how logarithmic the decay is.  I plugged the numbers into Excel and did a log regression.  Wow, I wasn’t kidding, look at that correlation coefficient !!

One thought on “Pullups and Logarithmic Decay

  1. I just love how you can take something as caveman as working out and make it cerebral.
    I mean it as a compliment, and I love getting your emails because I always learn something!

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