Building up eccentric strength (think lowering a weight under control) is imperative for increasing your pullup numbers. Eccentric exercises put a greater strain on your muscle, meaning they spur more growth and adaptation. Start this variation by performing a standard pullup, getting your chin over the bar. Focus on lowering your body as slowly as possible. Aim for at least five seconds on the way down. Pull yourself back up and repeat. If you find you’re getting too fatigued to pull yourself up, resort to jumping from a box or step to get your chin over the bar and continue to lower under control.
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