Pull-ups are one of the most challenging exercises BUT they are extremely effective. If you want to get a shredded upper body, I recommend throwing in some variation of the pull-up into your strength training program. Where to start depends on your fitness level but don’t be intimidated- there are different variations to suit your individual level. I recommend doing a pull-up variation 1-2x a week if it is something you really want to become good at!

Try one of these variations:

  • Assisted pull-up on machine

  • Banded pull-ups

  • Negative (eccentric) pull-ups

It took me years to be able to do a true pull-up so if you are not there yet, don’t worry! Consistency and patience is key! Keep working at it and try hitting some variation of them at least two times a week.

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