Pull up workout strength training is one of the most neglected exercises in the gym and there’s good reason – they’re unbelievably difficult to do for most people. Most people agree with the fact that a broad, thick back certainly creates the kind of body that will turn heads.
In spite of this, gym goers neglect doing pull up training regularly. Why? Simply because most people can’t do more than 3 – 5 pull ups and it’s humiliating to only be up on a pull up bar for just a few seconds while thinking that everyone in the gym can see how few pull ups you can really do.
Not being able to many or any pull ups at all can not only keep you from having that eye-catching v-shaped back, but will keep you from really developing full functional super strength.
The fact is, other than doing dead lifts with heavy weight, pull ups will thicken your back in one of the fastest ways when you incorporate them into your fitness workouts.
It’s funny how you’ll see huge behemoths in the gym doing endless sets of lat pull downs but with weight that’s not even their own body weight. At first though, you’d think it would be more than their bodyweight and that’s why they’re not doing pull ups because they can lift more weight easily. The truth is, get those same guys on the pull up bar, and they quite often fail to get more than 10 pull ups lifting their own bodyweight and they can’t do much more than one set.
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
~ General George S. Patton
Check out the pull up bar or assisted pull up machine in the gym next time you go. What you’ll notice right away is that they’re almost always empty. They’re the loneliest machines in the gym and yet they are your best friend in helping you develop a super functional strength fast as well as that sexy v-shape back that looks good and is immediately noticeable no matter what you’re wearing.
If you want a powerful back quickly, you need to swallow your pride and jump up on that lonely pull up bar and start doing the very pull ups that everyone else is ignoring because they’re afraid of showing how few they can really do.
If you simply cannot execute a single pull-up, try getting started with chin-ups (palms facing you). Doing them this way engages the stronger parts of the larger biceps muscles instead of unduly stressing the uppermost part of the forearms as when doing the over-hand pull ups (palms facing away).
Doing chin-ups actually will induce tremendous bicep strength as well as build your back muscles and this is an added bonus to doing them this way.
Our recommendation is for you to get started with pull up strength training today. If you want to quickly start showing off that much-coveted “v” tapered upper body physique that will help to make your shoulders seem wider and your waist smaller – add pull ups immediately to your exercise regime.