#014: Not Doing Pull-Ups? Here’s Why You’re Missing Out! 😯

Pull-ups can be intimidating, but trust me; they’re a great exercise that can help reduce back pain and build a strong, defined back.

Pull-ups work multiple upper body muscles and can help improve posture.

If you’re a beginner, start with a pull-up variation suitable for your current strength level.

Here are four beginner-friendly options, ranked from easiest to most challenging:

1. Inverted Row

Develops grip strength, biceps, and back muscles using a fraction of your body weight. Use TRX straps or a barbell for support.

2. Eccentric (Negative) Band-Assisted Pull-up

Emphasizes the lowering phase, creating more muscle tension and promoting growth. Requires a pull-up station and resistance bands.


3. Band-Assisted Pull-up

Resistance bands help you lift less body weight, making the exercise more manageable. Attach a band to a pull-up station for support.

4. Chin-up

Similar to pull-ups, but with more focus on the biceps. Use a pull-up station with a supinated (palms up) grip.


When performing pull-ups, keep these tips in mind:

  • Control your movement speed and avoid swinging your body or legs.
  • Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top and fully extend your elbows at the bottom.
  • Engage your abs throughout the exercise.

So, go ahead and add pull-ups to your workout routine!

To get stronger, aim to do 1-4 reps less than your maximum during each set without going to failure.

Be patient; developing relative body strength takes time and practice.

You got this,


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