There are a lot of benefits of pullups. I’m also going to give you a few tips on how to do more pullups.
Pullups are one of the most convenient exercises around. You can do this exercise pretty much anywhere. All you need is a bar and your body.
#2: Fundamental Compound Upper-body Exercise
Compound exercises are important because they target multiple muscle groups and trigger a release of natural growth hormone in the body. Pullups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps. If you want that V-taper, pullups are a must!
#3: Easily Increase Intensity
Regularly increasing the intensity of your workouts is one of the secret ingredients to building muscle. Some exercises require you to get fancy with your workouts in order to increase the intensity, but not pullups. You can boost the intensity of your back workout simply by strapping a weight plate to your waist or hanging a kettle bell or dumbbell from your foot.
#4: Many Variations
One of the best benefits of pullups is that there are many different variations of the pullup. The best thing is that one version doesn’t require any additional equipment than another variation. All you’ve got to do is change up your grip.
My favorite variation is the regular ole wide, overhand pullup. This is the best variation for getting your lats to grow. Some other good variations are close grip pullups , and reverse grip pullups (also known as chinups). I find that all of these variations do a great job of targeting my back, but reverse grip pullups (chinups) place more emphasis on the biceps
#5: Grip Strength
If you’re a serious lifter or not, than having good grip strength is a must. Fortunately, pullups are the perfect exercise for strengthening your grip.
#6: Fat Loss
It’s not quite like running on a treadmill or jumping rope, but pullups will get your heart rate up and really kick your butt. If you want to boost the fat loss effects of pullups, decrease the time in-between sets or super-set your pullups with another exercise.
That’s it. Those are my top 6 benefits of pullups.
Below you can find a list of pullups tips that should help you out in your quest to build a bigger upper body and do more pullups.
Tips To Be Able To Do More Pullups:
- Pullups are superior to pull downs – Go to the gym any day of the week and I guarantee your chances of finding a free pull up bar is much higher than finding a free pull-down machine. People are lazy these days, they would rather do what’s easy and comfortable than what’s hard, but more beneficial.
Pull downs are O.K. but they should be added to supplement your pull ups, not replace them
- Even if you can only do 1 or 2 pullups, do it – Practice makes perfect. If you can only do 1 or 2 pullups, but decide never to do them, how will you ever reach 10 pullups?
Stop making excuses and start doing pull ups. When I could only do 1 or 2 pullups I would perform 3-4 sets of assisted pull ups, and then do a couple of sets of body weight pullups,, even though I could only do 1 or 2.