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 Ronai is an associate clinical professor in the exercise science Department at Sacred Heart University.
Eric Scibek is a clinical assistant professor of exercise science at Sacred Heart University.