How to Get Your First Pull Up!

How to Get Your First Pull Up!

 

 

Pull Ups are tough!  Most people struggle to get even one good pull up.  They are a true test of upper body relative strength, meaning strength in relation to your body weight. So the lighter you are the easier they will be.

If you have been struggling to get your first pull up here is a four step plan to follow:

  1. Ring Rows:  Build up to four sets of 12 reps with the handles underneath the anchor point.
  2. Hangs: Just hang out on the bar.  Build up to four sets of :40 seconds.
  3. Static Holds:  Now jump up and hold with your chin over the bar. Build up to four sets of :40 seconds.
  4. Negatives: Jump over the bar and slowly lower yourself to a five count!  Practice until you can do 3 sets of 8 negatives.

Follow this plan at least three times a week for success!  Once you can do three sets of 8 negatives you should be able to knock out your first pull up!

 

 

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