(Almost) Wordless Wednesday, 11.30.11

Today in the vein of being helpful and all, I wanted to show anyone who has difficulty with pull ups (you’re in good company, trust me) a variation to an assisted pull up- negative pull ups!

Basically, you jump up on the bar so your chin is above the  bar, or the “top” position, if you will. You then slowly lower yourself into a full hang with your shoulders still engaged- the slower the better for this. This method was introduced to me by John and I have found to be pretty effective in getting to a point where I can do one and the occasional two pull ups.

Here is a a photo to illustrate:

This is an illustration for a chin-up, but you get the idea.

Hope that helps!

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  1. Pingback: Mailbag: I want to learn pull-ups, but I can’t pull myself above the bar yet « Fitness Exercise Routines

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