Enter the total number of pull ups performed and your body weight into the calculator to determine your max weighted pull up.

Max Weighted Pullup Formula

The following formula is used to calculate your maximum weight pull up. (This is the extra amount of weight you can pull, not the total weight including your body).

MWP = BW – (BW*(100/(100-R*2.75)))

  • Where MWP is your maximum extra weight pulled on a one rep max pullup (lbs)
  • BW is your body weight (lbs)
  • R is the number of reps you can do without any weight.

This formula holds fairly accurate up to 25-30 reps, then starts to become less accurate.

How much weight can you lift on a weighted pullup?

The amount of weight a person can lift on a weighted pullup will depend on their overall weight and the number of pullups they can currently do without any weight.

How to calculate the maximum weighted pull up?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines how to calculate the estimated maximum amount you can pull on a weighted pullup.

First, measure your bodyweight. In this example, the person is 180 lbs.

Next, determine the number of pullups you can do without any extra weight. For this problem, the person can do 8 pullups.

Finally, calculate the maximum weight you can pull using the formula above:

MWP = BW – (BW*(100/(100-R*2.75)))

MWP = 180 – (180*((100-8*2.75)/100))

MWP = 39.6 lbs