One Pull Up

I was that kid in elementary school who couldn’t even get herself up to the chin bar during the presidential fitness test.  I’ve recently come across this blog “nerd fitness”, which is just fabulous, and this particular post shows you the way to build strength in order to do that ONE PULL UP!  Or several, it’s up to you!  Here is an excerpt posted below.  Good stuff.

-Camille Diamond


They work all of the “pull” muscles in your body – your back, biceps, forearms.  They are indicative of your level of fitness – anybody that can do a pull up is in pretty good shape…anybody that can do 10 or more is clearly in great shape.

And damnit, pull ups make you feel like a badass after doing them.

However, pull ups are also hard as hell, especially if you’re just getting started. Unlike other exercises that can be completed with just your body weight (like squats, lunges, and push ups), pull ups and other exercises that strengthen your pull muscles require at least one piece of equipment!  On top of all of that, if you can’t do one yet, how the heck are you supposed to work on them to get better?


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