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Pull Up

  • force pull
  • level intermediate
  • category upper body
  • movement compound


  • Grasp bar with an overhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart or slightly wider, and feet together.
  • Pull yourself up by flexing at the elbows and shoulders until your chin crosses the top of the bar.
  • Slowly let yourself down until arms and shoulders are fully extended. Repeat

Tips and Tricks


Don't puff your chest out or arch your back throughout the movement. Attempt to keep a straight and rigid line from your head, along your back, all the way down to your feet.

Easier alternative exercises

Do Band Assisted Pull Ups by using a Resistance Pull Up Band.

Do Jumping Pull Ups.

Do Assisted Pull Ups.

Do Lat Pull Downs.

Make this exercise harder

Wear a Dip Belt around your waist and fasten a small weight plate to it to add even more resistance.

Muscles Used
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