Directions: Grab a pull-up bar with palms facing away from the body, and hands shoulder-width apart. Then, with arms hanging in a fully extended position, pull yourself up until your chin hits above the bar. Slowly lower yourself back down, and repeat. Do 4 sets of 12 with 60 Seconds Rest.
Why It’s Tough: Having shorter limbs can be hinder performance when executing a pull up. “The increased angle on the humerus in relation to the axial skeleton puts a higher demand than normal on the muscles involved,” says Otey. Focus on adding this back-developing move to your routine by starting off with a neutral grip.Back to top