by Matthew Mundorf, DC, CF-L1
Check out these progressions to get better at Pull-Ups!
Remember when we were kids and we would see a tree and just pull our way up that thing in a heartbeat? Back then we didn’t even think about doing things like pull-ups. But now? Another story. As adults, our upper body strength relative to our own weight is severely reduced. Pull-ups, and climbing in general are nowhere near as easy as they used to be.
As human beings we have taken for granted how easy things used to be. As a movement specialist, and exercise-focused Chiropractor, I highly recommend that you try to incorporate pull-ups in to a weekly strength training regime.
Why should you be doing Pull-Ups?
In this video, I have shared my 6 recommended progressions to get better at Pull-Ups. Adequate time should be spent at each progression to the point where you can do approximately 20 repetitions unbroken before trying to move to the next.
Because pull-ups are a total body, gymnastics-based movement, be patient with progress. Do not get bent out of shape if you fail to see dramatic results quickly. If you feel like you’re carrying extra weight; diet and exercise together will allow you to see faster results. Good Luck!