Pull-ups are an epic exercise for 15-year-olds for many reasons.
Not only can they help you build a big, strong upper body, but you can do them from the comfort of your own home.
(Assuming you have a pull-up bar of course.)
If you are 15, then you may be wondering how many pull-ups you can do.
And that’s exactly what we’re going to answer today.
How Many Pull-Ups Should A 15 Year Old Do? (Short Answer)
If you’re a 15-year-old male, then you should be able to do 3 – 6 pull-ups each set. Whereas if you’re a 15-year-old female, you should be able to do 1 – 4 pull-ups per set.
This is a rough estimate though and I’m now going to cover why.
How Many Pull-Ups Should A 15 Year Old Do? (Long Answer)
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the amount of pull-ups a 15-year-old can do.
There are lots of points to consider which we’re now going to explore in more detail.
Some people are naturally stronger than others.
If you’re someone who’s naturally strong, then you’ll be able to do more pull-ups than someone your age who is a bit weaker.
Males tend to have more upper strength than females.
I’m sorry if that offends you women, but that’s a scientific fact.
So, a 15-year-old male will likely be able to do more pull-ups than a 15-year-old female.
How Often You Do Pull-Ups
The saying “practise makes perfect” is true, even when it comes to pull-ups!
The often you do pull-ups, the stronger you get and the more you’re able to do over time.
If you’re someone who practises pull-ups 3 times a week, then you should be able to do more pull-ups than someone who only practises them once a week.
How Much You Weigh
During pull-ups, you lift pretty much all your total bodyweight.
So, the heavier you are, the more weight you need to lift during pull-ups.
If you’re a heavy 15-year-old, then you’ll likely be able to do less pull-ups than a lighter 15-year-old.
How Long Your Arms Are
This is because the longer your arms are, the bigger the range of motion, meaning your muscles are under tension for longer per rep.
A 15-year-old with long arms will probably be able to do less pull-ups than a 15-year-old with shorter arms.
The Tempo of Your Pull-Ups
Another point to consider if how fast you do pull-ups.
The faster you do pull-ups, the easier they’ll be, and so the more reps you’re able to do.
(Since your muscles are under tension for less time per rep.)
Whereas the slower you do pull-ups, the harder they’ll be.
The Pull-Ups Variation You Do
There are many variations of pull-ups, and some of them, like wide grip pull-ups and one-arm pull-ups, are harder than others.
Easier pull-up variations include negative pull-ups and assisted pull-ups.
The easier the pull-up variation, the more reps you’re able to do.
How Many Pull-Ups Should A 15 Year Old Do A Day?
As stated earlier, a 15-year-old should be able to do 1-6 pull-ups per set depending on whether they’re male or female.
If you’re a male, you should be able to do 2-3 sets of 3-6 pull-ups in a day, which is a total of 6-18 pull-ups.
Whereas if you’re a female, you should be able to do 1-2 sets of 1-4 pull-ups in a day. So, a total of 1-8 pull-ups.
In summary, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the number of pull-ups a 15 year old should do as there are many factors at play.
Hope this helped!
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.