Pull Up

The Pull up exercise is performed on a pull up bar and it works the Lats, the mid back, and front of the arms

Primary Muscles:     Latissimus dorsi / Teres major

Secondary Muscles:

Mid trapezius


Biceps brachii



Lower trapezius


Starting Position

  • Reach up and grasp the bar with an overhand grip
  • Hang from the bar and gently cross your feet behind you

Exercise Movement

  • Pull your body up until your neck reaches the height of your hands
  • Pause briefly, then lower your body to the start under control
  • Repeat as necessary keeping the movement smooth and continuous


*Variation: This exercise can be performed on an Assisted Chin up machine*

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