Beginner Pull-Up Progression Workout: This workout is the follow-up to the beginner push-up progression workout I recently shared! This workout focuses on strengthening your lats, shoulders, and triceps, which all work together to get you over the bar in a pull-up!
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Similar to the beginner push-up progression workout that I shared two weeks ago, this workout starts out with three supersets and finishes out with 4 rounds of conditioning. As a quick refresher on supersets, they move back and forth between two moves and muscle groups, allow you to build endurance and avoid burning out right away. I love adding supersets to my workouts because they allow you to rest less and complete your workout in a shorter amount of time.
By focusing on your lats (the big muscles near your shoulder blades//armpits)) in this beginner pull-up progression workout, you’ll learn to engage these muscles in the way you’ll need for a pull-up. When I was first working on getting a pull-up, I would get stuck hanging under the bar. It was like there was a faulty wire between my brain and back. Once I built up enough strength and finally understood how to engage my lats, I was able to start progressing my pull-ups!
Another great cue I’ve heard is to picture pulling the bar apart with your hands. This cue really helped me realize how to engage my muscles in a pull-up and begin to inch towards the bar.
You’ll notice that there aren’t any pull-ups in this beginner pull-up progression workout.
That’s because I want you to focus on building strength before getting frustrated with pull-ups. Keep your eye out for a full body workout with both push-ups and pull-ups soon! Until then, complete this beginner pull-up progression workout one day per week and the push-up workout another, with at least one rest day in between. As for the other days of the week, try this full body travel workout below, or mix in a full body routine of your choice!
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