Quick Skills: Pull-ups
What’s this? Quick skills are small challenges that are rewarding and once mastered you’ll have forever. You can add them to your arsenal of awesome in as little as five minutes.
Time to Learn Five minutes, if you can already do one.
Equipment Something to hang off.
Lots of people do pull-ups wrong. That makes us sad. Here is how to do them right, including some tasty bonus variations.
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- If you can’t do a pull-up yet, get someone to hold your legs up for an assisted motion.
- The hardest parts are the few centimetres at either end, so if you’re struggling restrict your range of motion.
- The technique shown is a strict form pull-up. You can also do kip pull-ups, where you use your body to throw more momentum into the movement. BodyWeightCulture has a great interview comparing the pros and cons from two different trainers.