5 Common Errors When You Are Performing a Pull-Up


A Simple Fix For The Most Common Pull-Up Mistake

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5 MISTAKES when performing a PULLUP

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The 5 most common Pull-Up mistakes!

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5 Common Pull-Ups Mistakes to Avoid!

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The 10 Most Common Pullup Mistakes

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NEVER DO PULL-UPS LIKE THIS! | 10 Most Common Mistakes

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STOP doing PULL UPS Like This! (Do it RIGHT)

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The first most common pull-up mistake is doing pull-ups instead of taking a nap. See all replies. Most people would be happy to do any pull-up, but you still need to follow the cardinal rule of. Pull-up Mistakes.

Below are the 5 biggest mistake I’ve seen being made (and have personally made too!) when it comes to performing pull-ups. Poor pull-up form or injuries sustained doing pull-ups are almost always a result of at least one of the below Kipping & Using Momentum. Kipping and swinging pull-ups are absolutely pointless. 5 Common Mistakes When Doing a Pull-Up Home Workout Compression stockings, excellent regimen, Exercise bands, exercise endeavors, Improve your sex life, Pull-Up Assistance Bands, Push Up Bars, pushup bar, speed and agility, Sport/Cooling Towels, sports supplements, stockings strategies, workouts and tips. Pull Up Form Mistake #5 Pulling With Hands Rather Than Elbows.

This one is more of an added tip rather than a blatant mistake, but as with any pulling exercise that you perform for your back, you should always focus on pulling the resistance using your elbows rather than your hands. Common Pull-Up Mistakes. Here are some simple and easy solutions to widespread pull-up technique errors. Author: Joe Wuebben Updated: May 30, 2017 Original: Nov 9, 2016. The Flaw: Kipping.

The Fix: Here’s the deal — if you’re doing CrossFit, pumping out high reps of pull-ups and you’re experienced with the technique, go ahead and kip. Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares 5 common mistakes when doing a pull-up. Episode 578: 5 Common Mistakes When Doing a Pull-Up by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Proper Exercise Routines & Healthy Lifestyle) Steve Kamb started exercising back in high school without really knowing what he was doing. 5 Common Pull-ups Mistakes To Avoid.

Ah, the pull-up One of the most difficult yet rewarding exercises out there, the pull-up has been known to strike fear into even some of the most seasoned work-out aficionados. And with good reason!Pull-Up | Exercise Technique. Whilst the grip will vary for which pull-up method you decide to use, for the wide grip pull-up, begin with your hands gripped to the bar, shoulder width apart and facing forwards. 1) Grip the bar – your arms should be fully extended and locked out.

Common mistakes while performing pull-ups are 1. Performing partial pull-ups by not going all the way down to the dead hang 2. This is by far the most common mistake people make all the time and for gym instructors and other professionals it can be quite hilarious to hear that someone claims to be able to do 30 or more pull ups, when you really known they are only doing half a pull up at a time because they are rushing themselves too much.

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Before initiating the one-arm pull-up, it’s vital that you tighten your shoulder muscles (engage the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers) and then think about screwing your forearm inward (supination) as you perform the pull-up motion.

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Second, you need to start with the strict pull-up (see page 229) and address the basics before you start swinging from the bar.

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Otherwise, attempting a Pull-Up for the first time without preparation and progression is not only daunting, it’s also healthy.

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Some of these mistakes simply make the exercises ineffective; other goofs can result in serious injury.

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Lots of people can’t do a single proper pull-up.

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For example, being able to properly perform an isolated movement like a Pullup Shrug should be a prerequisite before anyone ever attempts a full Pullup.

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INTRODUCTION Some of the well intended guidelines provided to workers to reduce the risk of low back injury often recommend to: “bend the knees and keep the back straight”; never jerk a load lift slowly and smoothly”; “adjust your chair to keep the back upright and the hips, knees, and elbows at 90 degrees”.

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One important safety note: Do not hang in the straight-arm position to rest between repetitions—this is extremely stressful on the shoulders.

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Avoid these common mistakes: using a grip that is too narrow, letting the elbows Squeeze intoo closetothebody instead of flaring out, finishing the exercise with the upper body above parallel to the floor, not arching the low back, and locking the knees.

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Another guide is Don’t lift your elbow.

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  • This reminded me when I was a gymnast at 14 years old. I was doing muscle ups like this with my arms straight out. I can go up and down with no problem. 30 years later…I can’t do 1 regular muscle up. ������

  • That back position didn’t look right at first to me. For a second I thought it was gonna be Chris Hernia that would take over the show.

  • I find that doing all of these exercises in reverse is helpful. Start with the hardest, and move down to easier excercises as you fatigue during your workout. Anyone else agree? ��‍♂️

  • Have been following your progressions from last week. Now able to engage more of my back instead of only biceps and shoulders. But still hoping to do that 1st chest up pull up. Thanks man. This is really helpful

  • Push in
    Rigidity tidiness
    Full extension but with space
    Elbows in front of the body
    don’t cave in
    attack the bar with the check

  • most important issue: my fingers hurt way too much from holding my whole weight… that limits me more than anything else…
    do you put the flabby skin under fingers in the way, to limite how much the fingers hurt? then it gets damaged…
    if I don’t do it, the ‘meat’ at the bottom of my fingers is so little, it’s like just holding by the bone, and it hurts a lot…
    nothing seems right…

  • Truly excellent and helpful advice, I struggled so much with the good pull-ups, I felt my abs burning and upper back burning, such a better pull-up version. ������

  • hey @FitnessFAQs.
    i’m from indonesia, lately i often watch your videos and i don’t really understand english, please add subtitles to your videos so that other people around the world know you better!

  • Just right on time again. 2 months ago my elbow was killing me bcoz of pullups, but after i watched your previous pullup video i started to prepare my mind to squeeze my blades before i pull. One more thing that helped me alot is to look up to the ceiling instead of the wall facing me.

  • This guy is such a douche. All these videos are cut to make him look good. See him in Bar Wars for example, pouting like a bitch cause he can’t do 15 pistol squats on each leg. POUTING LIKE A BYAAATCH

  • Hey Chris, that’s really rat! Started working on this today. I’ll let you know when I can do 3 high pull-ups. Cheers, Richard from Paris

  • Every time his legs are in the shot he’s wearing long pants, if you pause the video at the right moment you can see why�� chris skips his legday too much��

  • This has a lot of really great points, only that NG I might add is to try and go down slower during the negative pull up.

    Usually 4 to 8 seconds on the way down at an even pace is the best for muscle activation.

  • Hey Chris, I followed your guide from pull ups to higher pull ups, eventually I manage to do a muscle up today at age 40, thanks for your videos, you’re an inspiration

  • Everything he says here is true, go over the bar.
    I’m 15 and can now do muscle ups and am training for a 1 arm pull up by the time quarantine is over for me, Chris knows what he’s talking about when it comes to pull ups

  • I have been training BW for 2 years now and even i get something out of these videos. I kept dropping into a dead hang between reps and that caused extreme shoulderpain. So i couldnt train Pullups without pain before i figured out i shouldnt go into dead hangs.

  • The tilted-back head with chin high in order to satisfy the rep requirement is the most annoying to me. There’s a lot of end range strength missing from that motion.

  • When you’re talking about Pull-Ups the average person has no idea of what muscle it is working and you do not even tell them that it is your lats and back they have not a clue why they would have to do that

  • Pretty sure if you were to sit on the lat pulldown and actually pull the bar down with whatever higher-than-bodyweight resistance you were using to keep the bar immobile as you did pullups on it, that would actually require more strength than doing the BW move.

  • Wait, can a great person explain to me if it is alright to do pullups and chinups with hands side by side together, much more together than shoulder width?

  • I sometimes smash into the joints if that is what it is called. During the last few reps it’s just so difficult to control yourself.

  • Excellent advice, since I apply them, my workouts cost me more and I have better results

    But there is something that I am not clear about and it is how many sets to do of these 5 repetitions for each exercise with a different grip.

    Pd: sorry if my English is half bad, it is that I am Argentine xd

  • Those tips about stopping the neck extension and drop sets always came naturally to me. I never understood the mentality of people trying to get the rep number rather than the actual benefit from the exercise

  • I can do like 5 pull ups so I am doing these instead of barbell rows on my new 5×5 workout. I will try this advice to actually get more reps to match my other sets of squats and benchpress. (I don’t like doing rows for some reason lol.

  • Jeff, I saw that you had a door frame pull up bar in the background of one of your clips. Do you have a video on the best ways to use that, especially since it’s difficult since they are not very high from the floor and your legs/feet touch the ground before one even pulls up? Tks!

  • me: scrolling throught the comments
    jeff: very common your thumb is strain from the placement your motion has to be fixed
    me: ���� im doinh the best i can ��������

  • No doubt about it… This is the best fitness channel in youtube with the best fitness coach in the world �� ¿How can anyone be any better than Jeff? I’m from Mexico and when I discovered this channel my whole perspective of what fitness is changed. I’m very grateful to Jeff for his tremendously professional videos and his advice.

  • 100% true. I made this mistake by just rushing workouts. Easy to lose sight of form! I find the best hack to literally stop this is stand almost in front of the bar so when you reach up your arms are slightly behind you.

  • Chris’ body is my goal. I started dieting a month ago since quarantine started. I also started working out but not so intense. I’ll update soon! Thanks Chris! Love from Philippines

  • I can’t agree. I have always used momentum performing pull ups lowering myself slowly down to the end then stopping for 1-2 sec then using explosive power(without excessive swing ofcourse), going up fast, stopping for 1-2 sec etc. I can engage more core strength, serratus, abs and obliques when I use a little bit of momentum. My arms don’t get tired. I’m talking about overhand shoulder width grip. There are many techniques to perform pull ups. When I perform underhand close grip I don’t use momentum

  • Me: *blinks while taking advice from him about drinking water
    Jeff: I want you to listen differently if you blink you’ll miss the point
    Me: your totally right ��

  • Guys simply put when your doing a compound exercise just focus on GREAT posture, so chin in, looking forward, chest out, shoulders back and down in line with your arms, pelvis/hips underneath your torso in line with legs, and legs as straight as possible ( not hyper or hypo extended) and toes pointed.

  • Hey. I have a question. You are saying that we should do a straight back, pull up and not arched, but I cannot see how else explosive pull ups can be done to chest level for example. Could someone please elaborate?

  • Dude I underestimated this channel u got my sub i thought u were just a rip off of athlean x when i started cause the name but u actually got better content imo you have a great way of presenting your knowledge bro and that is what sets you apart from a lot of fitnesstubers ��

  • Just watched the video I didn’t know that pull ups is so vital for the entire back I have lower back pain this will help a lot it has been years since I have worked out one day at a time to strengthen my back thanks.

  • Great video, friend, just a question. In pullup, we’re lifting whole bodyweight, in negative pullups how much percentage of bodyweight are we lifting?

  • damn this guy is the equivalent of that other guy who teaches men about fashion and stuff that guy, you know who im talking about.. that guy who pops up everytime you type something on youtube..

  • I have my legs crossed just because I use an iron gym which is a pullup bar that I place in between my room door. My knees are pretty close to the floor. I can barely do an L with my legs lol.

  • Pelvic tilt, reverting to a passive hang, and the Hunchback thing were makes mistakes I didn’t know I was making. _But I know now Thanks, Dan. ;]

  • This was an interesting experiment. I did 3 pull-ups at every tweak (squeeze the bar, plug the leaks, elbows in front, etc). I lost track of how many total pull-ups but by the end of the video, my form improved tremendously and the pull-ups themselves felt stronger. I actually had gas in the tank on the last set without the band. I almost doubled my PR before failure! Thanks, Jeff.

  • This is great if you have considerable back strength and neuromuscular control. To develop a lot of this requires a lot of work using less efficient and effective pulling mechanics first. DO pull ups and other exercises that are appropriate to where you are in the progression from beginner to master. This is why many beginners should supplement their pull ups practice with australian pull ups in order to develop the back and scapular strength to perform the more efficent pulling mechanics that Chris is illustrating here.

  • I’m in lockdown at home with only a dip station and some bands. What are the best exercises I can do to prepare myself for pullups? Great videos Dan, keep it up!

  • Solid now are my thoughts on body mech proper range of motion at the lats. Thanks for the confirmation and clerification. 58 n back

  • Why are you saying that your shoulders must be protracted? Your shoulders should be depressed and retracted at the beginning of the movement, not protracted. Anyway, what you are saying isn’t entirely correct. And that’s because to create and mantain that angle between your arms and the bar that you are talking about, you actually have to retract and depress your scapula, so is pretty much the opposite of what you are saying. Try it. Hang from the bar right underneath it and then try to create that angle by leaning backwards without flexing your arms: your scapula are gonna retract and depress even if you don’t want to, there’s no other way to generate that angle if you are keeping your arms straight. It’s like the beginning of a front lever. The actual problem is that people start to pull when they are right underneath the bar, instead of creating that slight angle first by retracting and depressing the scapula and then pulling.

  • Just did my pullups! Did all the stuff in the video except that I had my legs bent back before so now with them forward It felt better for the back doing them =)!

  • What i love about this guy is he never come across as if anything is about him. He genuinely wants to help you improve. Chris rocks.

  • saw a guy doing what looked almost like cross fit pullups at a calisthenics outdoor park. Like wtf accept you cant do a pullup and start doing negatives

  • I identified some mistakes I do with this video and I should work on them:)

    I usually do a dead hang in reps and I don’t know about the pelvis but it’s definitely a thing I should watch out for

  • Hello man. I have to say I really like your videos and tutorials. You worked hard to obtain a stunning body and I can feel a great experience of calisthenics, yet you have a very humble and cool-headed approach about it. Thanks for your guideline and advices, by following it, I feel I can progress even more in a faster, smarter and safer way.

  • saw a guy doing 20 pull ups in about 35seconds… probably the worst form i have ever seen. Form is key for maximum development. You will make some gains if you cheat yourself with improper form but injuries are also more prominent. Good job Daniel.

  • I am really bad at pulling but good at pushing. Maybe my legs are heavy because i gained a lot of muscles there. I can pretty much run, jump, squat while carrying another person that weights around 70kilos, pistol squats are easy for me i can do 15 each leg. Today i felt progress on the negative muscle up, i did it slower and didnt fall that fast. I do australian pull ups often and i feel how weak my back is actually. I really want to be better at pulling and i want to make proper muscle up without leg assistance. Wish me luck! =)

  • “If the pull up has correct intensity, range of motion and volume, it’s a great muscle building exercise..”

    Okay but many people, even those with intermediate level strength/experience, can’t really do that many pull ups with correct form. Like I want to do 5×8… either i go slightly lighter on lat pulldown, or have to cheat pullups

  • Hey, could you adress in one of your movies one thing that is certainly happening to more and more people who use mobilephons and computers all day long inward rotation of forearm. Right hand that most of use mouse with is more safe, but i have noticed that my left hand can not rotate properly outwards, and i asume that this is why i can’t go down fill ROM, and my glenohumeral joint hurts. How can I help myself?

  • What?? People usually do pull ups at the end of their workout? I always do it first cause I know its the the most demanding exercise lol

  • Any time you hear someone say how many times they can do sth you can send them to do math exercises, since I started working out properly thanks to some of the excellent professionals who share the knowledge on YouTube, I realized how weak I am and I didin’t even count anymore, I went back to the beginning and started correcting my form through progression, only when I went back to my supposed previous strength, then I started to focus on reps based on what I wanted to achieve and implementing weights. Thank you so much for posting these videos.

  • 6th Mistake, as a natural born male, never wear your hair as long as goldy straights here & then pull it into a pony tail. Never ever do that!!!!!!!

    Nice facial hair though buff guy and good advice on those pull ups.

  • Pull ups………chin ups…… is merely an argument in semantics. If executed aright, the target is always the back! The only difference is in the grip: supinated or pronated. A supinated grip compounds your biceps into the movement; a pronated grip compounds the triceps into the movement. Either way you’re working your arms in this exercise. I use both, including a neutral grip, on the monkey bars at the park. I don’t let another man enjoin upon me which grip to use in my pull ups.

  • good advise Chris Heria thanks bro, I was doing it the wrong way, thanks for the advice, gonna do the pull ups now more to the chest as you told, I already trained my back this morning, but got excited and I will go back now and do more, now in the right way, aloha

  • I think one of the most misleading things to say is to not use momentum in calisthenics. For the longest time, I couldn’t do a muscleup because someone told me that you shouldn’t swing when you do one, only to find out much later that you should have a little bit of momentum.

  • Some of the best in the fitness industry such as Greg Plitt, never fully extended his arms when doing pull ups, always keeping tension… Lots of injuries because of full extension. Actually no correct, and only some people can do it. Proper way is to not fully extend to the bottom.

  • Kipping annoys me. Looks like cheating and well, it is! lol
    Pulls ups are difficult for me but I want to do at least 10 perfectly and unassisted too! I use a band for assistance now but can’t wait to leave it in my gym bag! My 2020 goal! 😉

  • Firstly, where do you get that kind of equipment, its nowhere around where I am. Secondly, the pullup mistake I hate is the one where if I say you’re reps are good, even though they are crap, you say mine are good. its not a mistake to say “do it right”. thanks for the vid

  • How many pullups per day do I need to make if my max is 7? do I need to take rest days? how much time between each set is allowed? Can I space sets throughout the day?

  • It’s very confusing when it comes to pull-up technique. I’ve seen another YouTuber saying you shouldn’t be engaging with your core. He was saying to arch your back and point your feet out and squeeze your glutes to take the load off your lower back and get more back activation. But I find that pull up that doesn’t irritate my lower back despite doing all of that. Is is when my Core is activated.

  • No chalk isn’t really a mistake. You were just a weak ass boy who couldn’t pull yourself up. Also you had a weak grip, I assume for not doing any Deadlifts.

  • didn’t think about the chaulk tip… I’d rather do 3 pullups correctly than 10 pullups in bad form. I also found this holds true for pushups once I corrected some things I was doing wrong with pushups and started doing correct form, I could not do as many

  • I think I’m using my arms way too much to pull up.

    But I have a horrible habit of shrugging my shoulders up all the time, even when I’m just sitting watching a movie I’ll notice my shoulders are tensed up sometimes. I recently realized I was doing it when doing push ups too.

    It’s really made doing chest exercises hard (to target pecs) but I’m working on it. I’ll see if it’s my problem with pull ups. Thanks man

  • For the first year I had my pull up bar I was basically using it to hang laundry. With the pandemic it’s the only piece of equipment I have access to, so I’m actually using it now. Long story short, since I was struggling to complete just one pull up I started standing on a small foot stool then used my legs to add as much resistance as I could handle (basically creating dead weight). This allowed me to complete 5 full pull ups. I know these aren’t “real” pull ups but I wondered if this was a good way to start conditioning my body for this exercise with the hope that I eventually won’t need to cheat anymore.

  • Thank you Daniel for the tips:D I’m on 2nd week now, just doing 5 reps of 4 sets. I just wanna aim the quality of doing a proper push up and adding reps will be later on. But how many weeks should I do in adding reps? (I do this thrice a week with days of rest in between)

  • Hmmm maybe this vid is outdated, saw Athlean X say you don’t want to do point no.2 and actually its better to have your arms in front not out and wide….

  • Guys thé secret to do pull UPS Is this
    1 standing position pulls you standing in a wall like surfise with pull Up stance lean Back And bring thé legs close to the wall And pulls your weight
    2 jumbing pull ups jumb a little when you pull Up
    3 go to a pull Up bar put your legs straight to thé wall like a reverse pushing Up And pull your weight
    4 negative pull ups

  • 1 using your momentum
    2 elbows in wrong place
    3 not shifting your down & back
    4 not using full range of motion
    5 not being able to do a pull-up

  • P90X sends their regards. “Hi, welcome to the program, day one, move one, ok we’re gonna do 80 pull ups and 200 plyo pushups in 30 minutes.”

  • Fantastic-week 3 of a new workout rotation and added them for the first time ever, I can do 6 now! for a total of 18 in three sets.

  • Dead hang with full stretch on every repetition will recruite more muscle vibers, especially in the triceps and biceps. This is what scientific research shows. It also makes the movement a lot harder.

  • Sif no disrespect but you have improper grip you should not wrap your thumb around the bar as your forearms use 2x the muscle to get up

  • One thing these guys made a mistake on is the full range of motion. If you want to build wide lats you’re not suppose to fully stretch your arms, that loses tension on the lats. On the way down, your elbows should be slightly bent. If you stretch your arms out all the way, you will never build lats. Trust me.

  • Honestly, for those that struggle with pull-ups, use bands to help you. It’s kinda hard to believe how much they help get the correct form that Jeff mentions here, and when you lose the bands you’ll see how many more you’re able to do once you get used to the correct form.

  • 2:42 another one, never cross your legs behind like that, keep them forward and toes pointing slightly downwards and posteriorly tilt your pelvis, so you can also your core.

  • Great video. Caught two major flaws in my form because of it. I knew i was doing something wrong but couldn’t find a clear answer anywhere else

  • I’m doing a 3-day split right now and on back day I’m doing machine-assisted pullups as well as wide-grip lat pulldowns. My back is definitely very sore for a couple of days afterwards! I’m just curious if I should be doing something else instead of pulldowns, as they are too similar to pullups? On back day, I’m also doing bent-over barbell rows, Smith machine shrugs and calf raise machine shrugs too.

  • I first did momentum to pull my self up because I couldn’t do a full one on my own. I finally can pull myself up on my own and I haven’t done the momentum thing in a while.

  • Love your channel. I have problems with my rotator cuff in my shoulder. Any recommendations on how I can strengthen these guys???? Cheers in advance. ��������

  • What do you think guys about my pull up technique?
    1. Bar pull ups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2AgIMuooaw
    2. L-Sit Ring Pull Ups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgL04_TaJm8

  • I want to do pull ups for several reason. 1. I naturally have broad shoulders. This will add more width to my back and aid in that v taper.

    2. I have a high body fat %, if I can do pull ups, that means I’ve lowered my body fat % considerably. That will also add to the v taper

    3. It hits abs a bit too.

    4. Deadlift is my favorite compound lift. My grip hasn’t failed yet. But doing these will improve my grip strength.

  • If you can’t do the upward motion, as a beginner let’s say, is it adequate or good (I don’t know how else to put it), to start from the upmost position and only do the downward correctly (as noted in the video)? I think this second-half movement is called a negative, correct me if it isn’t.

  • No intention to offend my friend. Just a small comment… at the beginning of the video it says “mistkaes” instead of “mistakes” peace..btw I love your videos.

  • it annoys me so much that I cant do an actual pull up or muscle up because of my ceiling. all gyms are closed and the only thing i have is a door frame pull up bar and my chin can barely go over the bar without me hitting my head on the ceiling. i guarantee the people above me hate me for the amount of times i hit my head. but hey, i can basically do a full 1 arm pull up with my right and I’m working on my left arm rn

  • I did No.5 and pulled the bizeps tendon inside my shoulder. Still dealing with it 6 month after it happened. Don’t learn it the hard way I had to.

  • Nice video! 

    What about “negative” Pull-Ups? Like behind your neck.. I heard people saying this and that: “Don’t do it, cuz it hurts your muscles”..or.. “no problem, that way you’re training every muscle harder/better”.
    But with my Push-Up-Bars i’m also in the negative area but it feels comfy though..

    And, how far apart can i grab? Is it more efficient to grab wider? Maybe also bad for the muscles if it’s too wide?

    ..Meinung deinerseits? 😉

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  • I practice pull ups almost every day and during this video i went over to my pull up bar after each segment. i was astonished at how much this helped.

  • What in the actual heck!!!

    I just tried this on my pullup bar…

    Night and day difference!!

    Had NO thought of the rounded shoulders from reaching in front/up of you.

    You’re a wonderful teacher thank you so much

  • Daniel, you’re content and knowledge is awesome and special about you that your knowledge and practically shows on your physic. my brother started calisthenics an year before you’re videos take a part of his progression. thank you so much and love to see your videos again.

  • I got one question. Every time I do pull-ups (my max is 5, I know it is nothing fancy) my stomach starts feeling bad and I feel the acid coming up to my throat which makes me stop continuing. Does somebody may know where the issue is? (sorry when my English is not excellent, because it is not my native language)

  • Helpful. First video I’ve seen that covers all this. Sounds like wide grip is best. I’m just starting but am determined to progress.

  • absolutely incredible, i had no idea about any of this but i’m pretty sure i was hunched over while doing them for the usual reasons.

  • so i know you said that you should feel the whole back when doing pullups(im working on it). Are my lats being worked if i feel the tension in my midback and spine or do i have to keep practicing tension?

  • Hey Matt,Can you do pushups and pullups when you have a shoulder impingement? Will it make it worse or can it even help remedy it? I hear conflicting opinions wanted to know your opinion based on your experience

  • Matt, I struggle with maintaining scapular retraction between reps, especially at the bottom of the movement. What do you recommend doing to get better at keeping it? Would active hangs for time help? Thanks!

  • I don’t know why but for some reason 01:50 amuses me. Maybe I just think it is funny because people make dumb mistakes like this or something.

  • Now I have to try this and make sure that’s what I’m doing/not doing. Great tip, Matt. Always appreciate the little things that make so much impact. One question, I know it is best to tense everything to prevent “energy leaks” but wouldn’t that be using up more energy to do that instead of focusing on the working muscles and relaxing the lower body? I’m I missing something here? If you or anyone here has the time to answer, I appreciate it. Thanks. Have a great evening.

  • As a physical therapist and fitness enthusiast I have to say this man is an absolute legend. Thank you for putting proper biomechanics at the forefront of your training foundation videos!

  • If I had to sum up a lot of bodyweight training tips as of late, from you and others, it would be this: pay attention to your shoulder blades. But I think it is advice that bears repeating over and over and over and then once or twice more after that. I never paid any attention to my shoulder blades at all. Not in 16 years did I think about what my shoulder blades were doing.

    Once I began to notice and make them move, it was a game changer. Saw some real changes and more importantly, felt some very real differences. Where I could do 30 push-ups before, that increase in motion and tension, cut my numbers in half! Only temporarily, of course.

    Keep spreading the good word sir!

  • Yup. I massively screwed up my left arm awhile back by doing pull-ups incorrectly. Bicep started fraying at the shoulder. Two years later, I’m still slowly recovering

  • Pull ups is one if not the best exercise hands down!
    In many languages, Pull Ups is translated to “Stretching”, because it really does put muscle pressure in many muscles involved, and none the less, this exercise is something anyone can do anytime time, with or without gym!

  • Great! Gonna be more aware TODAY at the gym. Should one aim to start from dead hang at the beginning? Howdy from San Antonio, Texas!

  • Damn I was doing full ROM pull ups for more than a year and couldn’t feel it as much, but never had the protracted scapula thanks body

  • Thank you Matt! Today I did two sets that sucked and I could feel they sucked but on the 3rd one did great but didn’t know what I did.

    This showed me what I need to do! You’re the best!

  • Stop holding the book hostage you demon! Let it go already!

    (Edit, some dude messaged me accusing me of gunning for a freebie ��. I’ve been a long time subscriber of Matt, I simply just appreciate his work and really wanna get my hands on this book because isometrics are a bit of a grey yet valuable area.

  • Can anyone explain it to me since my english is so bad. Is it we need to do every single step when we gonna do pull up at that day? Or he just meant we need to master every step so we will have a proper pull up? What’s going on

  • Perfect timing.. I’ve just started doing weighted chin-ups and pull ups.. And I will definitely try this on Monday when I go down to the gym again..���� Mat.. please do a video on Dip form.. Has I’ve just started that weighted to.