Pull up workout – The benefits of pull up exercises

Pull up workout – The benefits of pull up exercises

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Pull up workout – The benefits of pull up exercises

Posted: Mar 12, 2012 |Comments: 0


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Pull ups are an extremely effective way of building both strength and endurance.  Pull ups are very good for full body conditioning, particularly if you are an athlete or martial artist.

Pullups are one of the most beneficial overall muscle and strength developers. The pull up exercise (also called a chin up) is a simple body weight exercise for building upper body, back and core strength.  Unfortunately pull ups are often overlooked/neglected in favour of pumping iron or machine weights at the gym. 

Why Pull do Pull Ups?

A pull-up is a compound, pull-type exercise which works a large number of muscles in your back, shoulders, and arms (biceps) at the same time.  An added benefit is that it works the abs as well as burning fat. Bonus!
Standard exercise for special forces and elite organization fitness testing
Improves grip strength significantly
Develop a V-shaped back
Impress your mates!!

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As a judo black belt who needs to apply practical strength i do pull up workouts to supplement my judo specific training along with other cardio based home workouts and dumbbell training.

If you are new to pull ups or out of practice a weight assisted pull up machine at the gym will help your muscles adapt to this challenging exercise.  Lat pull downs machines should also help prepare you for a non assisted pull up workout.  Once you have mastered the basics there are various different types of pull up you can do including wide and close grip pull ups: learn more

I have a wall mounted pull up bar attached to my house for convenience, as a much prefer time efficient home workouts (especially as i am a new father with a busy work schedule). Other pull up bar include door frame pull up bars, and pull up stations, however, i have not used these.

Pull up workouts can be made varied and challenging by integrating them into explosive cardio circuits. Read more on pull up circuits (link).  There is also scope to attach weights to yourself or use a weighted vest if you become very advanced at pull up workouts. I am currently working on the twenty pull up challenge, and have improved consistently since i first started.  Following a structured training programme, i have achieved positive results with good gains in my biceps, chest. triceps and shoulder muscles.  Just need to work on my diet a bit more to get those abs.

Good luck with your workouts, Please remember to stretch and cool down after your workout. For further information on pull up workouts please visit http://pull-upworkout.blogspot.com/

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