Denny Ployhar: 28 Reps to Break Rolling Thunder Pull-up World Record

Flip the switch and Denny Ployhar becomes a Rolling Thunder Pull-up phenomenon: watch the video to see how he fights through and completes reps that most people would have left on the table. Denny Ployhar is 29 years old, 5’9” tall and weighs 162 lb. IronMind® | Courtesy of Denny Ployhar IronMind® | Courtesy of Denny Ployhar

Denny Ployhar powered through 28 (and 15/16) reps to break the world record for Rolling Thunder pull-ups, showing the kind of grit that explains how he got this strong.

“I'm Denny Ployhar, a 32 year old log home builder from Potomac, Montana. I live with my wife and 22-month old daughter (in a log house, of course). I have owned a few CoC (Captains of Crush) grippers for about 20 years, just never trained with them much ’til the last year and a half. Used to compete in powerlifting and more recently armwrestling. 

“When I saw the Rolling Thunder pull-ups event I was very excited to go for the record. I have enjoyed this more than anything else I have trained for, so thank you IronMind for making such a cool challenge.”

Here’s a link to a video of Denny Ployhar’s Rolling Thunder pull-up world record:


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