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!)
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.