Monday, April 16, 2012

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



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 Wide Grip Pull Ups Using Assisted Pull Up Machine

Use an assisted pull up machine for this exercise. Most assisted machines use weights, so adjust them to an appropriate setting. To be on the safe side, you should put the weight on a high setting because this will support your body weight during the exercise. After you've done this, climb onto the machine. Grasp the bars with both palms facing away from you, make sure they're slightly more than shoulder width apart. 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 wide grip pull ups will strengthen your upper back, shoulders, triceps, biceps and to a lesser extent, the abs. This is a challenging exercise for beginners so start off with three sets of five reps. Maintain this number for a couple of weeks, but you should soon be able to 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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