The pull up is a staple upper body exercise, that will improve strength, flexibility and control throughout the entire body.
Hang from a bar with straight arms, abdominals, glutes and quads engaged. Maintain this tight shape as you pull the elbows towards your hips, lifting the chest towards the bar. Return under control and repeat the pull up exercise for reps.
The pull pattern is a fundamental human movement that is often overlooked and under-trained. Balancing your pushing exercises with equal pulling will help to maintain static and dynamic postural alignment.
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