My name is Steven Proto, usually I go by ExtremistPullup online. I am originally from Long Island, NY and U.S Marine veteran. I currently live in Edmond, OK with my wife Michelle and son Michael. I created this page to consolidate everything from YouTube to the information I contributed on Bodybuilding.com and other message boards.
There are many weighted pull up videos on YouTube very few outline how they got there. My goal is to help others become better at pull ups and weighted pull ups.
How I came up with the name ExtremistPullup.
Back in high school we had a weight room that would open up after school. The man who managed it kept referring to me as extremistmeasure; since I took everything to the extreme. Back in 2005 I needed a username for bodybuilding.com. At the time I just started with weighted pull-up and figured I Should be more specific. So I swapped measure with pullup, that’s how I came up with ExtremistPullup.
In March of 2006 I started my YouTube account to show what I was claiming. At the time not many people would believe you if you had a one rep max for a 160 lb. weighted pull up. And 115 lbs. for 5 reps.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you find the infomation on here usefull if you have any question I will do my best on getting back to you.
-Steven, Extremist, EP
2008 Reps magazine article inspired me to take weighted pull-ups to the next level, world record training.