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Pull-upsThe pull-up targets the latissimus dorsi muscle found in the back. The illustration shows which other muscles the pull-up works on as well.

– Grasp a fixed overhead bar with a wide overhand grip.
– Hang freely from the bar with your arms fully extended and your ankles crossed behind you.
– Contract your lats to raise your chin to the bar.
– Concentrate on keeping your elbows out to your sides and pulling them down to your sides to lift yourself.
– Hold momentarily at the peak-contracted position before slowly lowering to the starting position.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

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