I will be the first to admit that when I first saw the title of this book I was skeptical that such a claim could be substantiated. I mean come on people, 50 Pull Ups is a lot. However the book 7 Weeks to 50 Pull Ups comes right out and makes that claim. Considering that many people cannot do even one, I had to test this out myself and see if it was worth it.
The book starts out with some data and facts to beef up its credibility. It talks about what pull ups are, the muscles used, the benefits, different types and even gets into military fitness test standards. It also has a frequently asked question section for general questions and a generous section on warming up and stretching. Which is important for any type of exercise. It gets straight into it right after those short sections and delves right into the test. This section also has demonstrations for different types of pull ups you will be required to perform working out. The program starts with the phase 1 section however near the back of the book is a section for a prep-phase, if you cannot even do 6 as it suggests to start phase 1. This is my first annoyance with the book, it did not really give the indication from the cover or from the initial description that it was actually Multiple 7 week programs. Though from a training stand point it makes sense. For our purposes that is a long time since we are interested in seeing the end results from what they claim.
The person most likely to buy this book probably cannot do the amount of pull ups recommended to start phase 1 so be aware of that if you want to get this book. The majority of this book is taken up by the phase 1 and phase 2 programs. Each type of pull up expected to be completed is accompanied by a picture. Also the book delves into more advanced ways to do pull ups and puts pictures along with those so following along is easy to do.
Looking at the prep level course, it is an actually well thought out introduction to pull ups so I whole heartily recommend it for people struggling to do pull ups at all.
Overall so far I think this is a great book and should be added to anyone’s Home Gym Workout Library. However I reserve full review until I have completed the program prescribed and see how effective that is.