Time to go old school! I am talking about the pulls ups. Whether you are new to any form of physical training or a trained athlete; you will always start with the pull-ups. Some of the military officials consider pull-ups one of the most effective ways to determine anyone’s fitness level. And why not, it is the most potent exercise to build strength in your back and biceps.
Using your own body weight for resistance, the pull-up works many muscle groups, including biceps, mid and lower traps, obliques, and rectus abdominis—with an emphasis on the lats (This is English trust me)
People also tell me that pull-ups were used back in the days to strengthen the grip for optimum performance in any racquet sports.
And the best part is you don’t need to go any gym these days to perform pull-ups. You can just purchase a pull-up station from Amazon and have it mounted on your door for a quick and effective home work out.
On the other side, pull-ups may appear to be easy to perform but they can really taka toll on you. So in this post let me share with you different grips you can use to perform a correct pull up.
Primarily, there are two types of grips you will use to perform a pull up. Each grip emphasizes different muscles:
The overhand grip works the back-
Place your hands on the bar with palms facing away from you. Shoulder-width apart, slightly narrower than the shoulders, and slightly wider than the shoulders.
Underhand grip works the biceps-
Place your hands on the bar with palms facing toward you.