Conquering Your First Strict Pull-up
Strict Pull-Ups Benefits:
1) You will become stronger and healthier.
Stronger means less likely to injure yourself. Healthy means not suffering from any diseases or ailments like back pain, joint pains, etc.
2) You will have more energy and stamina.
3) You will look better with a toned body.
4) You will have a greater sense of accomplishment when you achieve your goals.
5) You will be able to accomplish things that were previously impossible.
6) You will be able to enjoy life more!
How To Improve Strict Pull-Up?
There are many ways to improve strict pull-ups. Here are some tips:
1) Do them regularly.
2) Try different grips (like palms facing each other).
3) Try using straps instead of hands.
4) Use bands instead of hands.
5) Do them without a partner.
6) Do them on rings instead of barbells.
7) Start with one hand and work your way up to two hands and then three hands.
8) Work on pulling yourself up by yourself first before trying to do it with someone else.
9) When possible try doing them while running or cycling around the gym/place where you train.
10) When possible try increasing the difficulty of the exercise by adding weight.
Pull-Ups Muscles Worked:
There are a lot of muscles that are worked when doing pull-ups. Some of them are explained below:
1) Your back is most definitely worked.
2) Your arms, especially your biceps are worked a lot as well.
3) Your shoulders are worked too.
4) Your core is worked indirectly as it is needed to balance your whole body.
5) A lot of your abdomen is worked too.
The Crossfit exercises approach to pull-ups is called true pull-ups. This means that the participant should go all the way up and all the way down for each repetition. In other words, half reps are not allowed. When you start doing this exercise you will find that you have been doing them wrong your whole life!
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