Living with Harmony ~ A Blog for your Mind & Body

Performing the Perfect Pull Up

Posted in Core/Fitness,Doorway Gym Bar,How-To by Harmony on September 24, 2010

Doing Chin Ups and Pull Ups at home just got easier.  Ok, so the exercises themselves are still challenging to most of us and we can’t help make the exercise any easier, but we can help make practicing them easier with the new Doorway Gym Chin Up Bar. With a quick and easy installation of this Gym Bar you can now practice chin ups, pull ups, sit ups, and press ups in the comfort of your own home.

Watch the following short video for specifics on how to do a Pull Up. So what’s the difference between a pull up and a chin up? The grip. In a pull up, your palms face away from you, and when doing a chin up, your palms face towards you.
Arm & Shoulder Workouts:
How To Do Pull Ups

Benefits of doing Pull Ups and Chin Ups:

  • Build Muscle:  Pull-ups & Chin-ups force you to lift your own body weight. This stresses your body, building the muscles of your arms & back.
  • Grappling Strength:  Pull-ups & Chin-ups help any sport which involves gripping, grappling & pulling, like martial arts or Rock Climbing.
  • Carryover:   Get stronger at Pull-ups & Chin-ups and you’ll get stronger on the opposite movements: the Overhead Press & Bench Press.
  • Shoulder Health:  Balancing press exercises like the Bench Press with pull exercises like Barbell Rows & Pull-ups prevents muscle imbalances.

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