Incline Pull Ups

Incline Pull Ups is an intermediate level upper body exercise that is a modified, easier version of the traditional pull up. Because the pull up is a challenging exercise, the incline pull up allows you to get the same benefit at a level that you can manage.You can either use a horizontal bar or a vertical bar to perform the incline pull up.

• Horizontal Bar- Grab the bar slightly wider than shoulder width apart with your palms facing away from you and walk your feet out in front of you so your body is at an angle. Be sure to keep your hips up and body straight throughout the exercise. Once in the start position, slowly pull your body up as you breathe out until your chest touches the bar. Make sure you keep your chest up, back straight and are looking up. This will ensure you are using proper posture and technique. Once you reach the top, slowly lower your body down until your arms are almost fully extended. You want to keep a slight flexion in the arms to keep the working muscles engaged. The higher the bar the easier the exercise.

• Vertical Bar- Grab the bar with both hands and interlock your fingers to maximize support. Walk your feet out in front of you so your body is at an angle while keeping your hips up and body straight. Once in the start position, slowly pull your body up as you breathe out until your hands are in front of your chest. Make sure you keep your chest up, back straight and are straight ahead.

 

EXERCISE BREAKDOWN
Upper Body | Intermediate | Back (Lats, Latismus Dorsi), Biceps