Instead of using crappy form and wrecking your elbows to get more reps, use these techniques to make the strict pull-up tougher.
Most smart lifters do some variation of the pull-up or chin-up, but not many have tried this one. Take a look.
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Fresh off the playground: A tutorial on how to do a little-known pull-up variation from the master of bodyweight exercises.
Can you do three measly reps using this training method? Maybe. Give it a shot.
These classic upper-body exercises are making a comeback. Here's a quick refresher on both of them.
So you can do 8 decent pull-ups. Big deal. You're still not ready to do the weighted version. Do these instead.
Are you swinging back and forth? Are you struggling to get even a couple of good reps? Here's what to do.
Do more pull-ups and do them with more weight strapped to your body. How? Use this cool training method.
Do this simple exercise a few times per week and watch your grip strength skyrocket.
Most people who say they can do 10 or more pull-ups are only doing a few REAL pull-ups. The rest are cheated. Get strict to get strong. Here's how.
This movement is often used as a regression in functional fitness classes. Problem is, it doesn't do much of anything. Here's why.
Find out how strong your biceps and lats really are.
Here's why, plus how to prevent the most common mistake.
The fastest way to boost your chin-up strength. Check it out.
Build and strengthen your back, chest, and arms with these two training methods.
No pull-up bar? No problem. Try this.
Most assisted pull-up machines will NOT make you better at regular pull-ups, but there is one that will. Check it out.
Stuck with only a straight bar to use in gym? Try these training tricks.
You probably think a few of these myths are true... and that's hindering your back growth. Let's set the record straight.
If you resist doing bodyweight exercises, it's probably because you're terrible at them. Here's how to identify and wipe out your weaknesses.
Get stronger on pull-ups and you'll get better at just about everything. Here's how to do it, whether you can crank out a dozen or you're working on your first strict rep.
These aren't just workouts, they're also strength and stamina tests. Grab your best friend or your worst enemy and see who comes out on top.
Challenge yourself, crush boredom, and build a capable upper body with these butt-kicking variations.
We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.