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Close Grip Pull Up

Coach's Tips


How to

Starting Position

1. Position yourself underneath a pull-up bar with a shoulder-width, palms facing away close grip. 2. Place your hands just inside shoulder width and keep your palms facing away from you. 3. Engage your core and glutes to keep your body in a straight line.

Proper Form

1. Begin the movement by driving your elbows down towards your hips and pulling your chest to the bar. 2. Make sure your shoulders stay down and back throughout the entire exercise. 3. Once your chest touches the bar, pause for a moment, then lower your body back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower your body to the start position. 2. Exhale as you drive your elbows down and pull your chest towards the bar.


1. Make sure to keep your shoulder blades down and back throughout the entire exercise. 2. Do not swing your body to gain momentum. 3. Avoid arching your back and engaging your neck muscles.

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