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A recent goal of mine has been to perform 5 pull-ups in a row, I know this might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but to me it is! So today I thought I would talk about a few of the exercises I have been using to build up to performing a few pull-ups on my own.

• Negative Pull-Up: To perform a negative pull up use a bosu ball or a step to allow you to jump up into the top of a pull up and slowly lower your self down.

• Hanging Pull-Up: Do you remember the hang test in PE? Well that’s pretty much what you’re doing here. I found that a lot of my problem with doing multiple pull-ups was my grip strength and this exercise helps with that.

• TRX Body Rows: Grab the TRX bands and lean back until your body is at a 45-degree angle. Use your back muscles to pull your self up, make sure to keep your elbows close to your body and squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top.

• Assisted Pull-Up: Use a loop band and wrap it around your pull up bar and place one foot or knee in the loop and then allow the resistance of the loop band help you perform the pull up.

Let us know if you need any additional help mastering the pull-up!