Pull ups are just what the doctor ordered when it comes to a slow metabolism. If you feel as though you are packing on the pounds and your diet and exercise efforts have failed , then it’s time to turn up the heat. It doesn’t matter what type of pull up you preform as long as you are pushing your body to the next level. If you can’t do a traditional bar pull up, that’s ok! We will make sure that even if you are a beginner you can do a modified version!
Why Pull Ups Work
- They engage various large and small muscle groups. The back is the primary muscle. Since the back spans a large protion of your body, you are able to burn tons of calories with these large muscles.
- They are considered a FUNCTIONAL movement. This means they mimic life movements and challenge large muscles, stabilizing muscles, and core muscles. Functional movements will always help to speed up your metabolism.
- Challenge your bland routine. If you only had time to do 3 exercises in your routine, this should be one of them! Push your body to the next level.
- After a proper warm up. We aren’t talking about 5-10 minutes on the bike! Sure that’s a great way to warm up YOUR LEGS but your upper body needs to also get involved. If you are going to do a warm up on a cardio machine and then continue to your upper body routine, then pick the elliptical trainer since it involves both upper and lower body.
- Do one exercise specific warm up as well. Pick another back exercise to start the blood flow to that area. This can be a row, a lat pull down, or any other exercise that targets the muscles you will be using to do your pull-ups.
Assisted Pull Up Machine (standing)
Assisted Pull- Ups (knees)
Ball Assisted Pull Ups
TRX Pull Ups / Ring Pull Ups