Pull Up

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Lats
Secondary Muscle(s) Biceps, Middle Back
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Pull

Pull Up Instructions

  • Grab the pull-up bar with both hands situated within shoulder width apart using an overhand grip.
  • Allow yourself to hang from the bar with your feet crossed behind you for starting position.
  • Begin by pulling yourself up in a steady, controlled path until your chin reaches above the bar.
  • Lower yourself slowly back down to starting position.
  • Repeat for desired reps.

Pull Up Tips

  • Refrain from swinging motions or quickly dropping yourself.
  • Use an assisted chin-up/pull-up machine if you cannot yet move your body weight.
  • Use slow, controlled movements.
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