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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Pull-Ups

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

 #8 Practice Hanging

Improve your grip strength and overall arm strength by practicing hanging off the bar (again, don’t lock out your elbows, and make sure your weight is supported by your muscles). When you can do so comfortably, try hanging by one arm instead of two.

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#9 Get Help

Have a partner or spotter support you behind your ribs, which will allow you to complete a pull-up without supporting all of your body weight. This will help you to maintain proper form, unlike having a partner support your legs or knees.

 #10 Do Fewer Reps

If you can only do one pull-up at a time, do one pull-up at a time – just do more sets. Gradually increase the number of reps and reduce the number of sets until you reach your goal.

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Sources: 

  • http://www.elementcrossfit.com/index.php/blog/1006-the-road-to-pull-up-domination
  • http://stronglifts.com/10-ways-to-get-stronger-at-pull-ups-fast/
  • http://jasonferruggia.com/top-10-ways-to-improve-your-pull-ups/
  • http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/proof-pull-10-tools-getting-better-pull-ups

What tips do you have for others trying to conquer their pull ups regimen? Can you add suggestions to our list?

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