Top 5 Tips for Pull-up Bars Workout

Pull ups are considered to be the best exercise out of all for your upper body. Nothing works for the upper body like Pull-ups. From core to conditioning, pull ups serve the purpose well.


Because you can do it from the comfort of your home, park, or basically anywhere you can hang from! There are also many pull-up variations that will help you target different muscle groups in order to generate power, strength, resilience and agility. Working out with a pull-up bar isn’t that easy especially, if you’ve never done it before or you don’t do it on a regular basis. It requires a very strong core to practice on a pull up bar. It holds all of your body weight and pushes it to the end which means you are basically working against gravity.

People find it difficult to work with pull up bars initially because they give up on them easily and stop trying. What they don’t realize is that consistency is the key to achieve the optimum and it takes time to reach perfection.

As we mentioned above that it is not easy to work with pull up bars, so here are some tips that would help you achieve your desired results in lesser time.

  • You need to make sure that your hands are able to naturally rotate around the pull-up bar, like a gymnast would do. You must have noticed closely they use hand chalk and hand taping, one thing they don’t use is sticky rubbery grips.
  • You focus on pulling the pull up bar downwards, rather than pulling yourself up.
  • Use a Pronated grip (hand facing away) instead of supinated grip (hands facing towards you). Why? Because it creates MAX force and engages more muscle fibers as compared to isolated orientation training. Perfect for finishing off the back workout, this grip places stress on different parts of your upper body such as biceps, shoulders, and forearms.
  • Don’t focus on counting reps, instead focus on form. With time you will feel much stronger not only in back and biceps but also in your abs and shoulders.
  • By using a good pair of gym gloves you can further benefit your pull-ups, as it reduces friction and provides added support to your hands and eliminates moisture.

One of the most important things to take care of while working with a pull up bar is your hands. They might form blisters and harden from the fingers as well. To avoid blisters and hardening of hands, it is advised to use durable and appropriate gym gloves. It is understood that your hands do change form when you start working out but it can be avoided and taken care of by using appropriate gym gear and gloves.

Pull up bars target your lats better than any other exercise. They also work your biceps, upper back and forearms. They also work other muscles like your traps, rhomboid, teres major, infraspinatus, pecs, erector spinae and external oblique altogether. So in short, it can be considered a full body workout along with being the bets for your upper body.

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