Updated 07 May 2015

How to get to your first pull-up


Pull-ups are to your upper body what squats are for your legs. And as far as bodyweight exercises go, pull-ups and chin-ups are considered the best upper strength builders.

Being able to do a pull-up properly is also generally a good indication of a high level of functional strength.

Yet the pull-up is also one of the hardest exercises to master, especially for women who do not have the same upper body strength that men do.

Here are 5 ways to get to your first pull-up and start building that upper body strength


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