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Main Muscle Worked: Lats

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Pullups - Exercise Guide

Step 1

Grab the bar with your palms facing forward. For a wide grip, position your hands at a distance wider than your shoulder width. For a medium grip, position your hands at a distance equal to your shoulder width. For a close grip, position your hands at a distance smaller than your shoulder width.

Step 2

Bring your torso back around 30 degrees. Stick your chest out. This is your starting position.

Step 3

Pull your torso up until your upper chest comes in contact with the bar by drawing the shoulders and the upper arms down and back. Exhale as you do this. Squeeze your back muscles once you reach the full contracted position. Only the arms should move as you perform this portion of the movement.

Step 4

After a second in the contracted position, lift the bar back to your starting position when your arms and lats are fully stretched. Inhale as you do this.

Step 5

Repeat until the recommended amount of repetitions is achieved.

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