All About Pull Ups


This is an opportunity to practice. It’s important to start building pulling muscles for upper body strength, and to not avoid these movements because we’re not good at them. And every week after this we will incorporate some type of pulling movement to help get you closer to being able to do a strict pull up.


There are 5 basic points of performance of a strict pull up:

  1. Start with your grip on the bar about shoulder-width distance.
  2. Starting from a hang, elbows straight, draw the shoulder blades down to pull the shoulders away from the ears.
  3. Squeeze the legs together as you draw the belly button in.
  4. As you start to pull down on the bar, focus on bringing the elbows towards the hips.
  5. After you get your chin over the bar, descent slowly back to a straight hang.


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