Her regimen is a brutal, six- (sometimes seven) day-a-week mix of roller skiing, biking, running and strength training. Pull-ups are a fairly unpleasant experience for most humans, but the ones Ms. Randall does resemble a form of medieval torture. She straps on a belt with a chain dangling from it and attaches a 60-pound weight to it. Or she’ll pull herself up with such power that she is able to clap her hands above the bar and then grab it to slowly lower herself. Eight is her record.
All of that and a very nice smile!
I never got as much out of adding weight to a pull up as I did from just increasing repetitions or making pull ups part of an intense superset or triset. But whatever works for you in this regard - DO IT!
Ok, so it looks like this world-class female Olympic athlete would be able to do well on Ranger quals. What does that say about the number of Army women who would pass male standards?