Pull-ups are definitely one of the most well-known bodyweight exercises, and doing them is a great way to tone your biceps and back.
In the video, fitness trainer Jeff Cavaliere from Athlean-X demonstrates two movements that can significantly improve the number of pull-ups you can do. These movements are both for beginners (who can do 1-5 pull-ups) and people who are already very strong (who can do more than 10 pull-ups).
At the beginning of the video, Cavaliere says, ‘I want to talk about one thing here that’s going to explain everything we’re doing. You have to understand that the body is a kinetic chain, and the muscles want to work together. Not in exclusivity from each other, but they want to work together. So, when we do a Pullup, and our arms are going up and down, it’s not just our arms that our working guys. And it’s not just our lats. It’s our scapulae that are getting thrown right in the middle of the mix here.’ Find out how you can train yourself to do pull-ups.
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Video source: YouTube/Athlean-X
Published: February 18, 2015 7:10 pm | Updated:December 2, 2015 11:55 am