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Start Doing More Pull-Ups

Start Doing More Pull-Ups

Start Doing More Pull-Ups

Pull-ups are perhaps the best exercise for improving upper body strength, but they can be incredibly difficult to do for a newbie. Thankfully, with some hard work and dedication, you can get better at performing pull-ups and increasing the number of pull-ups, even if the increment is only one.

Are Pull-Ups Really Hard To Do?

Pull-ups are not hard by default; your weak back or lats make it difficult. Also, It could be your grip or your core that makes pull-ups difficult for newbies.

How to Do More Pull-Ups

Good news for those facing difficulties improving their pull-ups, the following are three ways to start doing more pull-ups.

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Dead Hangs

Dead Hangs

The dead hang is an exercise where you hang from an overhead bar as if you’re about to do a pull-up. It is a simple, effective, but often overlooked exercise with many training benefits. Besides offering good full-body stretching, dead hangs also improve your pull-up.

How To Do A Dead Hang

  • » Use a secure overhead bar.
  • » Use a bench to easily reach the bar with your arms.
  • » Grip the bar with palms facing away from you. Keep your arms shoulder-width apart.
  • » Move your feet off the bench, so you’re hanging on to the bar.
  • » Keep your arms straight.
  • » Hang for 10 seconds. Work your way up to 45 seconds to 1 minute at a time.
  • » Slowly step back onto the bench before releasing your arms.

Try 3 sets of dead hangs for as long as you can hold it with 30–60 seconds. You can do these two to three days per week.

Assisted Pull-Ups With a Band

Assisted Pull-Ups With a Band

The Assisted pull-up is a variation of the classic pull-up and is executed by looping one end of a resistance band around the top of the pull-up bar and the other end around the feet or knees. This helps to get a little boost from the band at the bottom while still working your muscles.

How To Do Pull-Ups With A Band

  • »  Start by choosing a thick resistance band and a high bar.
  • »  Loop the band over the bar and pull the other end through the loop.
  • »  Hold the bar with an overhand grip.
  • » Your hands should be placed a little wider than shoulder-width apart.
  • »  Stand on a box behind the hanging band.
  • » Place your feet or knees inside the loop.
  • »  Slowly pull yourself up to the bar with a steady motion.
  • »  Use your upper body to pull yourself up, not your hips or lower body.
  • »  Complete your assisted pull-up by lowering yourself slowly in a controlled movement.

Try 3 sets of assisted pull-ups with a band for as many reps as possible. You can do these two to three days per week.

Curl Dumbbell

Curl Dumbbell

Pull-ups require strong biceps, so ensure you’re recruiting strength from your biceps. For strong biceps, curling Dumbbell is the best exercise and improves your pull-ups.

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How To Do Curl Dumbbell

  • »  Stand with your legs straight and knees aligned under the hips.
  • »  Put a dumbbell in each hand with palms facing the thighs.
  • »  Bend at the elbow, lifting the lower arms to pull the weights toward the shoulders.
  • »  Hold for one second at the top of the movement.
  • »  Lower the weights to return to the starting position.

Try 3 to 5 times with 60-second breaks in between. You can do these two days per week.

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