Hi, I am 22 years old, American. I am 6'4 205 pounds. My life has been going terribly, my mom passing, I have been homeless, and living from family member to family member, working minimum wage jobs. I am not in school, and dont see my future getting better, that is until I read about the French Foreign Legion last November 2015. I meet all the qualifications too join except pullups. Since November I shed almost 40 pounds. i was weighing 240 now I weigh 205. I can do alot of pushups. But pullups i can only do 1 or 2. So I am not booking a ticket to France until I get the pullups down and can do at least 10 comfortably. The running and everything is perfect for me. I have been working two jobs and saving money so I can book a round trip ticket to france so customs don't have any questions, and I will try to book the return ticket as refundable, in case i dont make it in the legion, i can change my return date home. Does anybody have any tips on how to master pullups? I find the French Foreign Legion as a new start for me, I like the idea of changing my name and just being reborn, also with all the terror and bad situations going on I want to help out, and I feel that chances might be better to get in now more than ever. I am hoping to head to France by the end of august or so. I was planning on this since November last year. I havent told anybody, I just want to go and get away from everyone and just move on with my life, and this is a great opportunity to save money for five years, and to try and get my French Citizenship. Thank you guys, I always read your posts, i just made this account, and this is my first post.