Intro to pull-ups (Video)

A handful of folks had emailed asking for help with pull-ups and one of my friend suggested I post a quick video talking about the different steps to get to a proper pull-up. Pretty good idea I thought and so here it is.

Couple of things.

  • I use the words chin-up and pull-up interchangeably. Just so we’re clear, chin-ups are done using an underhand grip while pull-ups are done using an overhand grip.
  • This is just an intro. I will post a couple more videos talking which get into detail about rep schemes, loading, different types of pull-ups, progression techniques etc.
  • The quality of the video might not be IMAX 3D but you’re not paying for this. So deal with it.

Peace out.

10 responses to “Intro to pull-ups (Video)

  1. Mahesh December 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Raj, Well done. How about a video on different variations of pushups?

  2. Arvind Ashok December 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Nice video, very detailed. Another beginner move that can be done is plain-old hanging from the bar. It is a good way to stretch/warm-up the shoulders as well.

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  5. Murali February 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Raj,
    this video is awesome. very informative. i have been to 3 gyms in chennai and the only help they gave me with pull-ups is “stand under bar and pull yourself up.”

    • RG February 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Glad you found it helpful Murali. Gyms and trainers in India are pretty pathetic (exceptions exist of course)… especially for the amount of money that they charge.

  6. Lavanya April 12, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Good Video..

  7. beachrat September 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks very much, this is really helpful in showing all of the progressions.

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