Perfect Pull Up
Pull-ups are extremely difficult to do. Did you know that the average person cannot even do one pull up? There’s a reason that they are difficult to do. It is because they use so many muscles in your body that most of them are not developed to lift your own body weight. I would say that the pull up is better than any free weight or machine you can use in the gym. The risk of injury holding a heavy bar over your head without much support is much greater than when you perform a pull-up and just pull your body weight up. The muscles worked out in a pull up our fingers, forearms, biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, and your core. This doesn’t include the specific names of all the smaller muscles in your back. This still doesn’t explain why you want to do a pull up correctly. The secret out there is that women dig a V-shape torso. A big back signifies that the male is strong enough to protect and take care of a woman. Doing a pull up makes your V wider and it also a great weight burning mechanism because as you progress, you will get stronger and do more pull-ups. You also lose weight when you increase your reps.
How to make your routine stick
To do a pull-up, you need some sort of sturdy bar somewhere. Even solid tree limbs would work if you have access to one. There are also the outside gyms that were created next to jogging trails and in parks. There is always a pull-up station at one of these, so if you do walk or run by one just stop and use it. For me, the most practical solution was to buy a pull-up bar. I have this in my doorframe so that I don’t forget to use it. I don’t have a set schedule, but I do bust out some pull-ups two or three times a week. For reps, I’ve been doing one rep, resting, do 2 reps, rest, do 3 reps, rest up until I can’t finish. The reps really don’t matter, what does matter is that you are doing some kind of pulling yourself up each week. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to do pull-ups, so effectively if you can spare 20 minutes a week, you will see some results. Of course, beginners who aren’t accustomed to doing pull-ups will only spend a few minutes a week on the pull-up. Don’t be discouraged, instead be encouraged each time you get closer to your goals.
Perfect Pull Up Form
First, grip the bar with your palms facing outward. Do not rest your grip on your fingers, but rest on the soft part below your fingers so you do not get injured. Start from a dead hang position with straight arms. Pull your shoulders down toward your body. Make sure to use your back because that is the primary muscles that are being worked out. If you do not use your lets to pull up then it will be hard to improve your form. Crossing your legs contracts your lower body. This allows other muscles to make each other stronger when you do your work out. Pull you’re up the body until your shoulders reach the bar. This is a full rep. When you can do one, just aim to do one more next time. It might take weeks to be able to do more than two or three, but when you do reach that point, they get a little easier to do.