How To Do A Pull Up

I’ve always wanted to do a pull up, ever since I saw Demi Moore do one in the movie G.I. Jane. I don’t know why, but there’s just something about seeing a woman at the gym do a pull up that I think is so sexy. I probably think this because its not something that you see often.

After three months of hard work and training I managed to do a pull up on my own. I was so excited when I pulled it off. That I kept my momentum going and continued to train until I could do a wide grip pull up on my own and then a chin up. Below I am going to share with you the steps that I took in learning how to do a pull up.

How To Do A Pull Up

Weight Training

I started by increasing the weight I was using for my upper body exercises. I wanted to strengthen my upper body so that it could hold my body weight. Whether I was using dumbbells, an exercise machine, and or cable pulley system. I increased the weight I was using across the board for back, biceps, chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Assisted Pull Up Machine

Whenever I trained back and biceps, I would do pull ups on the assisted pull up machine as a warm up. I started at 40 lbs resistance and every two weeks I would drop the weight by 5 lbs. Sometimes, I would stay at a certain weight for up to three weeks or longer. That is until I felt comfortable dropping the weight again. When I got to the point where I could do the least amount of resistance on the assisted pull up machine. I ditched the assisted pull up machine altogether and began to use a resistance band.

Resistance Band

I practiced using a resistance band everyday for a week. As a warm up to my exercises, I would 3 sets of 5 reps using the resistance band. After, a week of using the resistance band. I tried doing a pull up on my own and I succeeded. A friend recommended that I try doing it with a supinated grip (palms facing me) basically a chin up and to my surprise I was able to do it.

I was to reiterate that this took three months of hard work and training. I hope that by sharing the steps that I took. It can help you if you goal is to learn how to do a pull up. I recorded a YouTube video going over each step that I took. It includes clips of me doing pull ups at various stages. I’ve linked it down below for you to watch.

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