If there is one question we get asked the most as instructors its – “How do i do a pull up”
Before we get into exercises to progress into a pull-up, let’s chat about some general strategies:
#1) This should hopefully be obvious, but the more you weigh, the more you have to lift in order to complete a pull-up.
If you’re truly serious about completing a pull-up, start by getting your diet under control.
#2) MAKE YOUR “PULL” EXERCISES A PRIORITY. A lot of people do every other exercise before doing any back-related exercises, if they do any at all.
After warming up properly, your first exercise should always be the stuff that you want to work on the most – in this case it’ll be your back muscles.
Until you get your first pull-up done, focus on the back exercises detailed in the levels and workouts below.
#3) The progression below is a path that works for most people, but does NOT need to be followed to a T.
I give sample sets and reps and when to move up, but if you feel like you can progress sooner or want to try doing full pull-ups sooner than I recommend, that’s OKAY.
This is the slower progression method, where some people will want to do fewer reps and progress to the next levels sooner – that’s okay.
What exercises compliment the pull up
Level 1 Pull-up Workout: Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
Level 2Pull-Up Workout: Inverted Bodyweight Rows
Level 3 Pull-Up Workout: Assisted Pull-Ups
Level 4 Pull-Up Workout: Negative Pull-Ups
Level 5 – Doing Your First Pull-up or Chin-up
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