Assisted Pull-ups and Chin-ups
Pull-ups and Chin-ups are between the most complete exercises. When performing a pull-up, you are not only working major muscles in your back, but also you will be working the smaller "stabiliser" muscles. Hence, working and advancing through your chin-ups and pull-ups level will make a big difference in building your overall strength and fitness.
- Pull-up: When hands are facing away from you.
- Chin-up: When hands are facing towards you.
- Find a proper bar that supports your weight.
- Get your Resistbnd 41" Power band that will support your weight and will give you the assistance you need to perform pull-ups with proper form.
- Here's a guide to help you decide which band you should use depending on your weight and the number of pull-ups you have as a goal.
- Place your 41" Power Band in a loop around the bar
- Place one foot, or both feet in the band depending on your strength level (it can also be your knees instead of your feet) on the band. You should feel that the band pulls your body up.
- Grab bar with a grip that wider than shoulder width, with hands facing away from you if you are trying a chin-up, and hands facing towards you if you are trying a pull-up.
- Hang all the way down
- Pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar
- Make sure you pause up for a second (this will make your stabiliser muscles work harder) and squeeze your back.
- Try to stabilise your body; Don't swing.
- Repeat Step 1 to 4 as many times as you can.