Monday, June 21, 2010
EOD - How to Practice Your Pull-Up
There are ways to work your way towards a sit-up, such as doing crunches first. Or you can practice a push-up by placing your knees on the ground. Today, I'm going to show you how you can practice a pull-up by using the Smith machine that can be found at just about every gym in the country.
Here is a good article on why using machines are NOT the best way to go and the advantages of doing a bodyweight workout vs. a weighted workout.
This video below is quick and to the point. To practice the pull-up, pleace the Smith Machine bar halfway up the rack. Then grab the bar and extend your arms to a locked position while you are hanging underneath the bar. Place your heels on the ground. Now pull your chest towards the bar while keeping your shoulders aligned with your hips, knees and ankles in one straight line.
Enjoy the video. Tomorrow I will get into a great exercise for a very underworked but very important muscle: The Hamstrings