Tip: The Machine-Assisted Pull-Up

Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.

Many men shy away from machine-assisted pull-ups because they think it's a wimpy exercise. But it's a great exercise to use after you've gone to failure on regular pull-ups. For bigger guys, lat pulldowns, machine-assisted pull-ups, and rack chins are great back builders.