Pull Up Tips
- Your hand position determines muscles are being targeted -- a wider grip works the lateral muscles; a narrower grip works the middle back.
- If the standard pull-up is too difficult, try using an assisted pull-up machine at a local gym.
- For an easier pull-up, place a chair underneath you as you do the exercise. Keep one foot on the chair and the other hanging to the side. As you raise yourself, straighten the leg that's on the chair for assistance. Use as little assistance as possible in completing the pull-up.
How to perform The Pull Up Exercise:
- Grab the chin-up bar with an overhand grip, hands a bit wider than shoulder-width apart.
- Hang with your arms fully extended, your knees bent and ankles crossed behind you.
- Pull yourself up until your chin crosses the bar, pause, then slowly lower yourself.
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