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Pull Up

Wide shoulders, back

Coach's Tips

You pull your bodywieght up with your upper body strength in this exercise. It is called pull-up when your palms face outwards, and chin-up when your palms face inwards.

How to

Starting Position

1. Stand directly underneath a pull-up bar with your arms fully extended and a grip slightly wider than shoulder width. 2. Keep your body straight and your core tight. 3. Look straight ahead and keep your chin slightly tucked.

Proper Form

1. Begin the exercise by pulling your body up until your chin is over the bar. 2. Slowly lower your body back down to the starting position. 3. Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions.

Breathing Technique

1. When you pull up, exhale as you lift your body. 2. When you lower down, inhale as you lower your body.


1. Do not swing the body or use momentum to pull the body up. 2. Do not arch the back or neck. 3. Do not hold your breath. 4. Do not lock out the elbows at the bottom of the movement.

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