6 Pull-Up Variations You Have To Try

Too many of us—males especially—spend the majority of our gym time focused on the “mirror muscles,” or muscles you can only see when you look in the mirror.

Unfortunately, targeting only the arms, abs and chest muscles can lead to structural imbalances and potential injuries down the road. A much smarter, safer and more effective approach is to include movements that target the entire body: upper, lower, front and back. Not only will this aid in injury prevention, it will give you an overall healthier looking physique as well.

Pull-ups are one of the most effective ways to target the upper body in a holistic way. The six variations below range from beginner to advanced.

About the Author

Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC

Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is a fitness professional and the founder of DB Strength in San Diego. He is also the head strength and conditioning coach for Alliance Training Center where he works with many top professional MMA athletes. Visit www.dbstrength.com for more information.

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