Pull Ups

There are not many exercises top the pull ups for overall strength and muscle building. The primary problem with pull-ups is you must lift 100% of your body weight which is too much of a challenge for many people especially if they are overweight. If you are not overweight you have a better chance of being able to complete a set of pull-ups. Some consider pull-ups lifting your head up above a bar with an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body) and chin-ups as pulling your chin above a bar with a reverse grip (palms facing towards you) or vice versa. While both are tough, using the overhand grip requires more lat strength and is generally more difficult than the underhand grip chin-ups that utilize the biceps more. Regardless of which version of pull ups you do, you will get the most out of them if you do them when you're fresh at the beginning of your back workout.

 

 


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Equipment Needed

Overhead Bar

Target Muscle(s)

Latissimus Dorsi

Synergists

Biceps Brachii, Brachialis, Brachioradialis

Forearms

 

 

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