**Progression for the Pull-Up** "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." One of my favourite progression exercises is the pull-up. Working with a lot personal training clients at the moment and all have the same fear of the dreaded pull-up but for some the goal is to achieve a full Pull up.. So I've put together three videos on progression work to master the pull up!
The Left Video: The Pull-up holds. We want to begin with teaching the correct form.
1. Hands in a neutral grip.
2. Jump up from your box and get the sternum to the bar.
3. Try keep the body tall and squeeze those lats while your up there.
4. On the eccentric movement Lee control for as long as possible (time under tension) and repeat the process.
Middle Video: Once you've concurred what to do at the top of the pull-up it's time to go for reps. The band has been a blessing for personal training and progression and there's no shame in using them!
1. Pop the band on the foot.
2. Fully extend the arms and hang from the bar.
3. Keeping the core tight pull from the back and squeeze the lats at the top.
4. Control on the way down.
Video on the Right: You've mastered the different levels of band work. You then go for your reps without it. Depending on how many you go for. Always try and fight the negative on the way down from the pull-up. This conscious contraction and eccentric movement will cause the body to be under stress for longer. #Pull -Up #Training#Progress#YourGoals#YourJourney#YourSuccess#TrainSmart#PerfectPractice#QOTD#BackDay#Nutrition#Motivation#PT#RF
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