Few Workout Tricks with Pull Up Bars

Posted by Roland Steyn on August 19th, 2017

f you are considering a new piece to add to your home gym, investing in one of these adaptable pieces of workout device will definitely be worthwhile. A common home kit item, pull up bars allow you to perform exercises that use your bodyweight to work different muscle groups with movements that are difficult to impossible to replicate using other types of gym equipment. By making you hang freely on the bar, every move you make and shape you create engages your core muscles so as to stabilize our body into position. The combination of regular flexion, static muscle contractions, and various extension movements hit your muscles from all directions and angles, giving you a well-rounded workout. Below are some interesting workout tricks that you can do with the pull-up bar: 

  • Standard pull-ups – Pull-ups are great for working your back and shoulder muscles. This exercise is as simple as gripping the bar with your hands a shoulder’s width apart and your pals facing away from your body. Pull up so your chin touches the bar and gradually lower. Repeat as desired. 
  • The classic chin-up – One of the most classic grips you can do on the pull-up bar, the chin-up works your biceps, forearms, and even your back. To maximize its effects, grab the bar, palms facing toward your body, with a good shoulder-width grip. Pull your weight until our chin is the same level as the bar and slowly release to lower our body until you reach the full extension of your arms. Gradually increase reps as you gain strength. 
  • Toes above bar – If it is your core that you wish to workout, hanging from the bar, legs perfectly straight and bringing your feet up to touch the bar is a good way to engage your abdominal muscles on both eccentric and concentric phases. 
  • Knee raises – Knee raises are also great ab workouts and a good exercise to begin a pull-up bar routine with. To do this, hang from the bar and let your legs hang freely. Engage the abs by trying to bring your knees to the chest and slowly lowering them to the full extension of your legs. 
  • Climber pull-up – If you want a more hardcore pull-up trick, try this next-level workout by adding a step to your regular pull-up routine. Before lowering yourself from a regular pull-up position, shift weight left and right and left for a stronger burn on your shoulders, arms, and back muscles. 

About the Author: 

This article is written by Roland Steyn, the Director of MiFitness. MiFitness is one of South Africa's most trusted online suppliers of home-use and commercial gym equipment. They supply a wide range of high-quality exercise equipment for home and corporate use. 

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