March 31, 2016 william

Can You Do A Pull-Up?

When was the last time you did a pull-up? Elementary school? Well, it may be a bit tougher now. For one thing, there’s probably more of you to pull up. Here’s 3 reasons you may not be able to pull off a pull-up!

1. You Have To Focus On Strength Development

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Utilizing a progression of exercises to build up strength is much more effective than just doing conditioning or cardio workouts. Consider adding some upper body pulling strength exercise in addition to your regular workout.

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2. There’s An Injury

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A previous injury to a rotator cuff, shoulder impingement problems or AC separation can impact your ability to perform a pull up. In fact, any type of upper extremity injury may be a deterrent.

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3. The Strength To Bodyweight Ratio Needs To Improve

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In short, you have too much body. Think about improving your diet and losing some of the fat.

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