Benefits of Pull-ups

For the month of June I've challenged myself to do 100 pull-ups everyday. I thought it would be nice to look at the benefits of doing pull-ups. In the Article “Benefits of a Pull-Up” ,Kevin Rail enlightens us on the positive benefits things that we can get from them. Pull-ups are a very cheap and great way to build upper body strength. If you cannot get to a gym, you can always buy a pull up bar cheap and use it at home at your own convenience. Many pull-up bars can be latched on to a doorway. This exercise is a multi-jointed or compound exercise that requires many muscle groups and more than one joint to flex and extend though a range of motion while the body “recruits the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, pectoralis, brachialis and triceps.” There are many variations you can do such as a pull-up (wide overhand grip) chin up {underhand close grip), close overhand grip and neural grip to name a few. Some grip positions activate some muscles more than others such as the pull-up will and engage more of the lats while the chin-up will and engage more of the biceps. Two other benefits from doing a pull-up are increasing forearm grip from holding yourself up on the bar and it’s a great tool to increase strength in other exercises such as "pulldowns, rows and curl' while also building core strength.

Alex  has graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Masters degree in Exercise Science Concentrating in Sport and Exercise Conditioning in 2016. He has a background of playing football, basketball and track and field in high school along with playing football at East Stroudsburg University in 2012. In his spare time in college he volunteered with the ESU  football team and wrestling team. He also interned with EXOS of summer 2016 working with the general population, middle school athletes to college athletes along with working with the military. He also interned with Lehigh University summer 2014, where he got a better insight of speed and agility training along with training high school and college athletes.