The latissimus dorsi, that V-shaped slab of muscle in your upper back, pulls on your upper arm bones as you hoist yourself upward. Your lats are assisted by the infraspinatus, along with teres major and minor muscles, which involve your shoulder blades in the movement.
Can the average man do a pull-up?
If you are a beginner with no training experience, you will likely be unable to do a single pull-up. However, fit and active men should be able to do at least 4 to 8 pull-ups in one set. Fit and active women should be able to do at least 1 to 3 pull-ups in one set.
Are pull ups harmful?
The primary joints involved in pullups are the shoulder and elbow joints. Any repetitive movement can lead to overuse injury. Performing pullups every day would, in most circumstances, lead to an overuse injury.
Which pull-up form is best?
“The ideal hand position for pull-ups is to have your hands grip the bar slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. This position will ensure optimal engagement of the lats, whereas taking your hands too wide will put too much pressure on your shoulders and going too narrow will restrict your range of motion.