Exercise

PULLUPS

Always work out at your own level. If a standard pullup is too challenging for you, or you can’t get a decent number of reps that way, use one of the intermediate levels (they go up in difficulty from 1 to 3). It’s OK to stretch yourself, but there are no bonus points for hurting yourself.

Exercise: Pullup - a man doing pullups hanging from a bar

Grab the bar at a little more than shoulder width. Use an overhand grip for pullups and an underhand grip for chinups.

Exercise: Pullup level 1 to 3 - a man doing pullups keeping one or two feet on a bench
Intermediate Level 1

Put a box or chair under the pullup bar. Pull up keeping both feet on the box. Don’t push with your legs.

Intermediate Level 2

Put the box or chair slightly to the side. Pull up keeping one foot on the box. Don’t push with your legs.

Intermediate Level 3

From a level 2 pullup, lift your feet off the box, hold for 2 seconds, then gradually lower yourself down.