Pullups are a fantastic exercise to build strong lats, wide shoulders, and a powerful grip. By adding a “kip” — a swinging motion with your entire body — you’ll be able to do more reps than you possibly could with a strict, up-and-down motion. Yet too many kipping pulls can be abusive to the shoulder joint because of the repetitive tugging forces as you swing and the intensity of the eccentric movement. It’s also rough on your palms, especially if you’re shooting for 100 consecutive reps.
Instead, stick to the conventional pullup technique. Want to make it harder? Use a wider grip or throw on a weight belt.
How to do it:
Grab a pullup bar with your palms facing away and start by squeezing your shoulder blades together. Pull yourself up and lead with your chest.Back to top