So, you’ve been struggling with a single pull up for some time? You tried everything, you read every article about doing your first pull up and nothing seems to work? Don’t worry. I will show you how I achieved my first pull up in a no time.
Note: This is a tried method and it will work.
Don’t forget that a pull up is a compound exercise. It means that practically all muscles in your body are working when you’re doing a pull up. We can use this information in our advantage. You may ask how?
Build some strength in abdominal muscles, arms and shoulders by doing planks and different variation of push ups.
My advice is to do these exercises for about month and forget completely about doing a pull up. After one month, try to do your first pull up.
You’ll succeed in your attempt!
If you’ve done what I advised to you and you still don’t see any improvements in your pulling strength, don’t worry. Just don’t beat yourself up and be consistent and focused with your goal. Results will come, but won’t come overnight.
There’s a still hope for you. I’d like to introduce one really great exercise for getting that first pull up. It’s called a jumping pull up.
How to perform a jumping pull up?
You’ll need to find some bar which is suitable for pull ups. I advise you to check some higher bars because it will be easier to perform a jumping pull up on a higher bar, but if you can’t find any, then any type of a pull up bar will do the work.
Read the steps on how to do a jumping pull up below.
- Grab the bar
- Jump in the finish pull up position where your chin is above the bar
- Hold it there for a few seconds
- Slowly, I mean really slowly pull yourself down until your arms are fully extended.
- Repeat for a few times
Negative movement of pull up is really beneficial for your pulling strength.
You can also watch a video below with detailed instructions on doing your first pull up bar. There are a lot of different exercises you can do to win that first pull up.
Focus and don’t give up
A pull up is one of the most beneficial upper body exercises you can possibly to, so it’s logical that it won’t be easy to conquer that pull up.
It will be a long journey, but you’ll get there. Don’t beat yourself up, just train and improve every day.
And one golden piece of advice: Don’t give up!