Tip: Do Pull-Ups Anywhere Like This

No pull-up bar? No problem. Try this.

Push-ups, planks, bodyweight squats, and lunges can be done literally anywhere. But pull-ups require something to hang from, and that won't always be available.

If you travel a lot, you know that it isn't easy to find a gym. If you're lucky, the hotel you're staying at has a gym, but you'll have to be real lucky for that gym to be equipped with a pull-up bar. But there's still a way you can do pull ups. All you need is a door and a couple of towels.

Just follow these steps.

  • Step 1: Tie a knot on one end of each towel. Make sure it's tight.
  • Towel Pull-Up 1
  • Step 2: Hang both towels over the door. The knot should be on the inside of the door when closed.
  • Towel Pull-Up 2
  • Step 3: Close the door so it latches. Make sure the towels are laying flat enough on top of the door to get it to close.
  • Towel Pull-Up 3
  • Step 4: Use the towels to do pull-ups. Your body will slide up and down the closed door.
Towel Pull-Up 4

As a bonus, towel pull-ups really hit your grip and forearms hard.

Find yourself a set of towels or rags made from a thin material and keep them in your suitcase. And never skip your pull-ups.

Drew Murphy is a gym owner and personal trainer located in Tiffin, Iowa. Out of his facility, he trains clients using a wide range of strength and conditioning methods.  Follow Drew Murphy on Instagram