Band-assisted Parallel Grip Pull-up

Parallel Close Grip Pull-up

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull

Instructions

Preparation

Grab each side of hanging exercise band with both hands. Stretch exercise band down and step onto bottom inside of band with one foot. Stretch band down further by extending leg straight down. Reach up and grasp parallel bars while keeping banded leg straight.

Execution

Pull body up until elbow are to sides. Lower body until arms and shoulders are fully extended. Repeat.

Comments

Free foot can be placed inside of band (as shown) or on top of foot in band for safety in case band slips from foot. At conclusion of set, step down with free foot at bottom of exercises. Dismount band by grasping each side of exercise band, stretch exercise band down, and step out. Continuing to hold on to each side of band while allowing band to contract to normal length.

Easier

To decrease difficulty, use thicker band or perform other assisted version of this exercise.

Harder

To increase difficulty, use thinner band or place bent knee onto bottom inside of band. See video Band-assisted Chin-up with knee in band. After some time, finally progress to Parallel Grip Pull-up without assistance.


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