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How to do a weighted pull up to build the strength in your back.

Set Up for a Weighted Pull Up

  • Begin in a dead hang from the pull-up bar with hands just outside shoulders.
  • Arms are long elbows are locked out from the bottom position.
  • Dumbbell between feet

Points of Performance for a Weighted Pull Up

  • Begin by leaning back slightly and pulling up with the arms.
  • Finish the rep with the chin breaking the horizontal plane of the bar.
  • Descend back down to the fully extended starting position.