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5 Benefits of Pull Up

Posted by lifelinefitness on Oct 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Pull-ups are one of the most superior exercises for upper body and core. Here are 5 top benefits to doing a pull up (assisted or not!)

  1. Fundamental Compound Upper-body Exercise. Compound exercises are important because they target multiple muscle groups. Pull-ups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps. If you want a V-taper physique, pull-ups are a must!
  1. Convenience. Pull-ups are one of the most convenient exercises around. You can do them pretty much anywhere. All you need is a bar and your body.
  1. Variations. One of the best benefits of pull-ups is that there are so many different variations of the pull-up. Each variation doesn’t require any additional equipment than another variation. All you’ve got to do is change up your grip.
  1. Easily Increase Intensity. Regularly increasing the intensity of your workouts is one of the secrets to building muscle. Whether with a pull up assist (Lifeline Pull Up Revolution or Jungle Gym XT), you can vary your resistances and/or position. Additionally, you can boost the intensity of your back workout simply by adding additional weight with either weight plates or kettlebells. 
  1. No Excuses. Even if you can only do 1 or 2 pull-ups, do it – Practice makes perfect. Stop making excuses and start doing pull ups. One thing that is key is that assisted pull-ups are superior to pull downs. Even if you can’t do a pull-up, try ditching the pull-down machine for the assisted pull-up equipment. Each week you’ll make a little bit of progress and before you know it, you won’t have to use the assisted pull up equipment. You’ll be able to do a real pull-up.

 

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Topics: Fitness, Lifeline Fitness, Workout, bodyweight training, exercise of the week, jungle gym, jungle gym xt, suspension training

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