Close Grip Pull Up Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Bodyweight
  • Compound
  • Pull
  • Beginner
  • Biceps, Middle Back, Shoulders
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Exercise Instructions

  1. The close grip pull up is a variation to the wide grip pull up, just using a closer grip. Grip the pull up bar with an overhand grip and hand about 10-12 inches apart.
  2. Take your feet off the floor so that you're hanging from the bar. This is the starting position.
  3. Slowly pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar, and then slowly lower yourself all the way down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for desired reps.

Pull Up Tips:

  1. Make sure you use a full range of motion. Pull up until your chin is above the bar, and lower yourself  back down until you're almost hanging with your arms straight.
  2. Control your motion throughout the exercise, and don't let your body drop quickly. Slow and controlled movement will get the best results.

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Posted Mon, 12/02/2013 - 13:51
Chris

Will getting better with chin ups help with your pull ups?

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Posted Fri, 08/09/2013 - 21:28
nathan

Would I be able to substitute this with close grip lat pull down