10 Important Exercises that ALL CrossFit Athletes must Master

PULL UP

The pull-up is considered a true measure of strength by many trainers and with good reason. Completing a correct pull-up uses all the muscles of the back and arms and is a very effective upper body exercise.

BENEFITS:

  • pullups are one of the most convenient exercises. You can do them everywhere.
  • pullups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps
  • it engages the back, shoulders, chest and arms.
  • helps developing powerful forearms and grip strength to help improve your performance in several sports

TECHNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP:

Step 1: Grab The Bar. Grip it about shoulder-width apart. Full grip with your palms down.
Step 2: Hang. Raise your feet off the floor by bending your knees. Hang with straight arms.
Step 3: Pull. Pull yourself up by pulling your elbows down to the floor. Keep your elbows close.
Step 4: Pass The bar. Pull yourself all the way up until your chin passes the bar. Don’t do half reps.
Step 5: Repeat. Lower yourself all the way down until your arms are straight. Breathe. Pullup again.

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