The pull up is one of the great muscle build exercise, however it’s also one of the most difficult for all but those very small people that you see down the gym who can easily rattle of 30 pull ups without even thinking about it. The problem with pull ups, is that you have to use your arms to pull up your entire body weight.
How To Complete a Pull Up Bar
The other major factor to think about when doing pull ups is your technique as this is very important. Anyone can rattle of 20 pull ups if they are only doing a small movement with their arms, with the rest of the movement coming from their body. This is not a pull up and will not help you to build muscle. If you find yourself starting to cheat, then stop have a break and try and do another full pull up.
If you find yourself in the situation that you cannot do a full pullup then you have options but what you need to remember is that it’s very important to continue to do a full pull up. There is really no point in cheating as without the full range of movement, you’re not helping yourself in any shape or form. If you’re only doing half a pull up then you’re only building half the muscle mass but worst still, you’re only building it in one place on your body and this means that you will have problems in the longer run.
The best way around this problem is start with a lower bar meaning that your feet can still touch the ground. In this way you are still able to complete a full pull up movement, but you have your feet for added stability and to help you with any very difficult parts where you do not have the strength to really support yourself.
Most importantly, you need to remember one fact – The perfect pull up that will add the most muscle to the body is both an upwards and downwards movement. The upwards movement is important as it really ups to tear muscle mass and ensure that they grow back stronger, but the downwards movements is equally important and will really help you in the long run.