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Strength training Pull ups

by Jack Kenefick on December 18, 2009

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11-PullUpsPull ups are mandatory in most physical fitness training exercises. While they look simple, they are actually difficult to perform. Relying on upper body strength, in a pull up, the body is suspended by extended arms, gripping a fixed bar and then pulled up until the elbows are bent and the head is higher than the hands. A personal trainer can give you some handy tips. Give it a try the next time you go to the gym.

  1. Stand under a pull-up bar. If you cannot reach out, step on a box
  2. Choose your grips; see that your palms are facing you.
  3. Grasp the bar
  4. Keeping your arms straight and hang off the bar
  5. Remember that your body should be vertical
  6. Do not rock or sway back or forth
  7. Do not hunch your shoulders; keep them relaxed
  8. Bend your arms and pull your chest up towards the bar
  9. Beginners can pull up their body so that the chin can reach over the pull up bar
  10. Pause for a moment and then lower yourself down
  11. Slowly straighten your arms and lower yourself towards the starting position
  12. Once you have lowered yourself, pause and repeat 5 sets of 5
  13. Eventually you will be able to hold yourself longer

Now that you have an idea of the method to do pull ups, just make it a part of your regular fitness training.  Any personalized fitness regimes or fitness routine usually incorporates rounds of pull ups.

The use of any advice on this website is at your own risk. Please consult us, or any other professional, licensed personal trainer or your health care professional, like your doctor, first to see if the advice is applicable to your specific situation.


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