Monday, April 9, 2012

How To Do Assisted Neutral Grip Pull Ups



Pull ups are essential for developing upper body strength but some people lack the strength to perform pull ups. Until they can develop such strength, some people opt for assisted pull ups. Today I'm going to show you how to do them.

How To Do Neutral Grip Pull Ups Using Assisted Pull Up Machine

You'll need an assisted pull up machine for this exercise. Most machines come with adjustable weights. You should put the weight on a high setting because this will support your body weight during the exercise. Next, climb onto the machine. Grasp the bars with both palms facing toward each other. Place your feet on the lever. Your weight should push the lever downward in a slow, controlled fashion. Now, use the muscles in your upper back, shoulders and biceps to pull yourself upward until your chest comes in contact with the bar. Make sure that your feet are firmly planted on the lever at all times. Once your chest touches the bar, lower yourself back down again. That's one rep. Repeat this for the desired number of reps.

Assisted neutral grip pull ups will strengthen your biceps, abs and upper back. Start off with three sets of five reps. Do this for a couple of weeks, but as you become stronger gradually increase the number of repetitions. After six weeks, test yourself by doing a neutral grip pull up without the machine. If you can perform at least one regular neutral grip pull up, you'll know that your body is strong enough to pull its own weight. So from that point on, concentrate on the unassisted neutral grip pull ups.

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