Resistance bands to help you do pull-ups

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It is an exercise many people want to be able to do but cannot so stop trying. Pull-ups are one of the best exercises to work the muscles in the upper back and there is a way to be able to do these. People assume you have to have large muscles to do these and that isn't the case. By using a looped resistance band, they support your bodyweight enabling you to do these and improve over time. You can wrap the band around a bar and support it on your foot or knee depending on the difficulty level. Depending on the size of the band it will take a percentage of your bodyweight meaning it will be much easier lifting yourself up. As you improve in the exercise you can work down to lighter bands and eventually just lifting your own body. It is a tool I use regularly with my clients of all shapes and sizes.

What You'll Need

  • A set of looped resistance bands
  • Pull-up bar

What You'll Do

  • Attach a looped band to a pull up bar
  • Place your foot of knee in the band and stretch it out
  • 3. Pull yourself up using the band as support
  • 4. As it becomes easier, use a lighter band to work more of your body
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Soup says...
Wow, going to give this a go with hope .....

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