The pull-up is one of the most fundamental and functional bodyweight exercises. Here are five articles and tutorials packed with tips and techniques to help you advance your pull up skills.
The Proof Is in the Pull-Up: 10 Tools for Getting Better at Pull-Ups (Melody Schoenfeld)
People ask me a lot about how to get their first pull-up, or how to improve the number of pull-ups they can do. Here are some things that helped me go from zero pull-ups to a 20kg weight pull-up.
CrossFit Pull Ups: Which Came First? The Strict or the Kip? (Amber Larsen)
The most common complaint I hear in my practice is “I hurt myself doing kipping pull ups.” And the most frequent question I ask is, “Do you have your strict pull up?”
Breaking Muscle Video – Kipping Pull Up (Traver H. Boehm)
The kipping pull up is one of the most fundamental movements in CrossFit. This video breaks down the three main aspects for learning the movement in a simple fashion.
In my work with females trying to get their first pull up, I’ve spotted three main areas of weakness. I’m going to explain and offer a fix for each of these.
Mastering the Chin-Up: 7 Variations to Beat Gym Boredom (Mike Samuels)
As awesome as regular chin-ups are, why just stick to one variation? To really get the most bang for your buck, you should be doing different types of chin-ups.
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