Quick Reads: Getting the Most Out of Pull-Ups

Trainers agree that pull-ups are an excellent way to build strength, using your weight as resistance to effectively reach core muscle groups. Make your effort pay-off and avoid potential injury by evaluating the way that you complete a pull-up.

Here’s how to get the most out of pull-ups:

Focus on form. One perfectly executed pull-up is far more valuable than several sloppy ones. Good form will also decrease your chance of injury during workouts.

Invest in assistance. Hanging from rafters or doorways is treacherous. Consider investing in a device like the Stamina Outdoor Fitness Power Tower, which allows you to complete your routine right at home safely.

Don’t neglect the negatives. It is not just the pull-up that matters; pay attention to your form when relaxing and pulling-down from the lift. This is the element that will help to increase your endurance and stamina.

Pull-ups are an integral part of any fitness regime and provide the following benefits:

Strength. Pull-ups provide resistance training that is key in building lean muscle mass, particularly your back.

Endurance. Over time, doing pull-ups regularly can measurably increase endurance, which also increases motivation.

Flexibility. Maintaining flexibility as you age is key in avoiding injury, accidents and falls later on.

 

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