A pull-up is probably one of the most difficult exercises to do. Whether or not you go to the gym, some truths just cannot be denied. One, it is the ultimate test of fitness, if you like bench press 350. Not being able to accomplish one pull-up shows that you are still not fit. Two, it requires a lot of upper body strength, if you don’t have it there’s no way you can possibly do one.
Nothing Preps You for a Pull-Up Like a Pull-Up
You have spent months toning your body, building all your muscles and when the time comes, you can’t get it done. No amount of preparation readies you for a single pull-up. It can be really embarrassing when this happen, all that macho man simply goes out the window. So just go for it, or start by building your upper body strength.
Start With a Band or a Buddy
Performing a single pull-up takes a lot of effort and determination. The sad reality is most people can’t lift their own body weight, to remedy this have a buddy or a group of guys to help you out. By assisting you to lift your own weight you can gradually build your upper body strength and eventually become a beast on that bar.
If you can’t hold onto the bar, your pulling strength won’t really matter. So to start developing your grip, as well as develop your upper body strength, all you have to do is simply hang. With your arms holding onto the bar and
Try A Neutral Grip
Getting yourself off the ground begins this exercise, it’s better to start with your palms on the bar facing your face. You’re stronger in this grip than other grips Pull yourself upward until your chin is over the bar and complete the exercise by slowly moving to the hanging position.