Total Gym Pullups - Chin Ups

If there was a single exercise where you can really feel the benefit of using a specific piece of equipment, Total Gym pull-ups would be that exercise. Many owners of the Total Gym feel completely satisfied just by being able to do a full set of pull-ups.

Unlike standard pull-ups in which you have to pull your full body mass up against very unforgiving gravity, the Total Gym pull-ups allow you to use a percentage of your body weight of your choice. Unlike using a spotter for pull-ups which feels rough and unnatural, the Total Gym pull-ups are smooth and feel completely natural.

Pull-ups are one of the most fundamental exercises anyone can do and for those who don't have the strength to perform full sets, the Total Gym Pull-up is superior to using a spotter or even a cable Lat pull down in most circumstances. Those who cannot perform standard pull-ups can use the Total Gym Pullup in their place as one of the first back exercises in any workout which involves that muscle group. Those who already includes sets of regular pull-ups in their workouts can use the Total Gym pullup later on in the workout as a 'burnout' or 'finisher' exercise with hopes of fatiguing the muscle group completely.

 

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Required Fitness Equipment

Total Gym

Target Muscle(s)

Latissimus Dorsi

Synergists

Biceps, Brachialis, Brachioradialis

Forearms

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