THE PULL-UP IS A MULTI-JOINT UPPER-BODY EXERCISE THAT CAN INCREASE SHOULDER GIRDLE STABILITY, UPPER-BODY MUSCULAR PULLING STRENGTH, AND PERFORMANCE OF ACTIVITES REQUIRING HIGH LEVELS OF RELATIVE STRENGTH. THIS EXERCISE AND ITS VARIATIONS CAN BE PROGRESSED, REGRESSED, AND PERFORMED THROUGHOUT A TRAINING YEAR. THIS COLUMN PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND FIGURES OF THE PROPER EXERCISE TECHNIQUE FOR A PULL-UP.
Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Sciences, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.
COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Peter Ronaiis an associate clinical professor in the exercise science Department at Sacred Heart University.
Eric Scibekis a clinical assistant professor of exercise science at Sacred Heart University.