Upper body consists of most women’s weaker muscles. A great way to strengthen your lats, biceps, middle back and shoulders is the pull up. If you cannot do a pull up yet, it would be beneficial for you to add a medicine band around the bar and put your feet in it, pushing your body up, until you build enough strength to perform a strict pull up.
Take it slow and easy as you learn the basics of this simple but complicated movement. Grab the bar with an overhand grip. Keep your body in a line. Bend your elbows and pull your chest up to touch the bar.
If using a medicine band seems a bit difficult, try putting a step ladder or small box underneath you.Bend your knees and jump, pushing your chest to the bar. These are called jumping pull ups.
No matter if you are doing assisted or strict pull ups, remember you are doing this for you and pull those curves up with a purpose.
Until next time,