! 💪 Why should pull ups be a staple in your workout routine?
-It is a compound movement. Pull ups primarily work the latissimus dorsi(lat) muscles of your back, however, each pull up also engages the biceps, triceps, traps, pecs, forearms, and core muscles making it a very complete upper body exercise!
-They are great for increasing grip strength
-Minimal equipment is required
-Multiple variations may be used to place emphasis on specific areas of the muscles at work. In this clip, @chrisgronkowski
has a regular(slightly outside shoulder width) hand placement and is using a pronated(overhand) grip. This variation is a great way to emphasize the lower trap muscles(middle back) and increase back thickness. He is also using rock climbing grip attachments that are forcing his forearms to work extra hard🔥 and helping toincrease his grip strength.
Not quite ready for full body weight pull ups? No problem! Simply fasten a resistance band to the pull up bar and use it to cradle one, or both of your knees. Or, if available, use a weight assisted pull up machine to offset some of your body weight!
If pull ups are not already part of your workout routine, THEY NEED TO BE! Just make sure to use your #iceshaker
to make a post-workout protein shake to jumpstart the recovery process!
What is your favorite variation of the pull up?
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