Today I'm here to talk to you about why you should be doing pull ups as one of your major workout routines.
Something to keep in mind is, pull up are a functional based movement and some people might be thinking, why in the world am I going to pull myself up over anything?
Think of it the other way around, what if you're trying to actually go out your window because your house is on fire.
You're not going to just jump out the window, right… well maybe you will, but I won't.
Some people might let themselves slowly down from the window until they're pretty close to the ground and then let go and then take off from the fire, right?
Other ways of thinking about this, is if you're climbing a tree and you're getting yourself down, same concept.
So a pulling motion is quite normal. It's a functional body movement.
The purpose of pull ups is to help strengthen mostly your lat muscles, which are in the back, as well as your biceps.
More importantly, pull ups are going to give you overall upper body strength in a pulling motion as well as improve your grip and forearms. This will assist in keep your back and posture less rounded, if you are a person that works at a desk quite a bit.
If you're new to pull ups, and you're not comfortable to actually attempting REAL pull up, then don't worry about that.
I'm going to give you three exercises to improve your pull up so you can actually start doing full body weight pull ups.
Each of the exercises will give you a progressive movement that will build off of each other. Giving you the necessary confidence to do full body weight pull ups.