The Two Pull-Up Variations Every Man Should Be Doing
As you know, there’s a literal sea of moves and exercises you can do for losing weight and building muscle.
Today, we wanted to talk about the all-time favorite pull-up, or to be more precise, about its two most efficient and rewarding variations.
The Wide Grip Pull-Up
If you think there’s nothing special about the wide grip pull-up, think again. Even though this variation is nearly identical to the original move, widening your grip will actually put at least 3 times as much pressure on your lats and biceps as the regular pull-up.
This variation is quite simple:
- Grab the pull-up bar, but make your grip twice as wide as when doing regular pull-ups.
- Extend your arms completely and bend your legs at the knees.
- Pull yourself up until your chin touches the bar, then return to starting position.
- Repeat for 10-20 times.
The L-Sit Pull-Up
Now here is a pull-up variation that’s really punishing. Although it might not look special, the L-sit is actually quite demanding and engages your core, glutes, and quads aside from your upper body muscles.
Here are the steps:
- Grab the bar with a normal grip and extend your arms and body completely.
- While hanging, bend your legs in the hips so that they are at a 90 degree angle in front of you.
- Now start pulling yourself up while keeping your muscles tense and without swinging.
- Repeat for 5-10 times.