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Why you should do pull-ups as part of your fitness regime

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

1. It’s a multi-joint exercise that doesn't require much work from the lower body. However, all the muscles in the upper body, including the lats, traps, deltoids, pecs, biceps, forearms and triceps, get a great workout

2. You can target the muscles from many different angles in many different ways. I show just a few in the video

3. You can get better very easily. If you do them regularly, you’ll be constantly building your strength and endurance. If you keep at it, you can go from none to a few and then a few to lots more fairly quickly

4. It’s a fantastic exercise for grip strength

5. They’re easy on your joints. The only joints and tendons that are activated when doing pull-ups, are the ones in the elbow and shoulder region. Those joints are able to handle lots of work

6. From a TKD point of view, they improve the strength and power that you for any upper body technique

7. Once you get better at them you can use your legs as I do in the video for a great core workout too

There are many other benefits but hopefully you get the picture

I’ve had my pull up bar for a fair while and it was relatively cheap, so that’s another great extra bonus

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Adam Woodhouse
Adam Woodhouse
17 de mar. de 2021

A great multi joint movement. If it too hard at first start with your feet on the floor and use your legs to assist by carrying some of the weight 😉

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