A pull-up is an advanced exercise to build upper body strength – needed by kayakers, hikers, and climbers. These exercises will assist you in gaining the strength to complete a proper pull-up.
Body Row Bent
With your knees bent, pull yourself up to the rings/bar. Make sure your chin pasts your wrists. Complete 10 in a row.
Body Row Straight
Pull your self up to the rings/bar, keeping your legs completely straight, with your lower back not dipping. Complete this exercises 10 times in a row and ensure your chin is past your wrists.
Shoulder width over-hand grip. Pull yourself up to the bar, with your chin passing. Keep it strict with no swing. Complete 12 in a row, and if you can do more, lower your band resistance until you’re doing the least resistance.
Jump up and hold the bar for 5 seconds, and repeat 5 times.
Holds Eccentric Lower
Start by jumping up and holding the bar for 5 seconds, then lowering your self down using a 5 second count. Complete this exercise 5 times in a row.
Shoulder with overhand grip. Pull chin past the bar, preferably touching upper chest to bar. No swing.