Pull up is one of the most important upper body exercises, they offer one of the best ways to develop your lats to give you that v taper appearance and can really help fix up your posture.
It is one of the best exercises you can do it’s functional and involves a lot of muscles and strengthens your back and arm muscle while contributing to your core development.
Make sure to add this exercise to your back workout to get the most out of it.
Muscle Anatomy Of Back
How To Perform Pull Up
1. Start by grabbing the pull-up bar with your hands facing away from you and your grip set fairly wider than your shoulders so that your body resembles a “Y” shape.
2. Next, hang straight down so that your arms are fully extended while keeping your chest out and shoulders pulled back.
3. Pull yourself up concentrating on pulling up with your elbows until your chin clears the bar, try to keep your elbows behind you the whole way up, and squeeze as you reach the top, before lowering yourself back down.
4. Then slowly lower yourself back down to the starting position and extend your arms fully.
5. Repeat the recommended amount of repetitions.
What Muscles Do Pull-Up Work?
The pull-up mostly targets your latissimus dorsi (lats) and biceps and strengthens your upper back,
But apart from that the exercise also works on your, trapezius, deltoid,
erector spinae, rectus abdominis, etc. says this Research
Benefits Of Doing Pull-Ups
- It is a very convenient exercise which means you do not need any special equipment for this.
- Pull-ups are multijoint exercise and target number of muscles at the same time.
- the exercise helps to build grip strength.
- the V-shaped and thick back can also be achieved by this exercise
- Not keeping the full range of motion, either doing a lower part of the movement or the upper part of the movement.
- Doing more body movements while performing the exercise and not using the strength.
- Lack of control over the movement.
- Not pulling evenly.