Member Reinhardt Seyffertitz is demonstrating our exercise of the month. The pullup will work at building your back, arms, chest and shoulders. When you do a pullup, you engage your lats, mid-back, rear delts, biceps, forearms, and core.
Another benefit of body-weight training is that it’s low-impact. As a result, you can train more frequently than if you were using heavy weights, and the more often you work out, the greater your potential to build muscle.
- Grasp the bar with a wider-than-shoulder-width pronated (overhand) grip.
- Hang with your arms and shoulders fully stretched
- Exhale as you pull your body up until your chin rises above the bar
- Hold for a count of two and squeeze your back muscles.
- Inhale as you lower your body until your arms and shoulders are fully stretched.