What are pull-ups good for?
Pull-ups strengthen your chest, shoulders, arms, and core
When properly performed, they also engage your abs, including your deep transverse abdominis, making them a great exercise for targeting many of the major muscles in the body.
How do you properly pull-up?
- Grab a bar with a grip slightly wider than shoulder-width, with your hands facing away from you.
- Hang all the way down.
- Pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar.
- Slight pause.
- Lower yourself all the way back down.
Does pull-ups actually work?
No single muscle can lift your body above the bar on its own, but all the upper body muscles — including the lats, traps, deltoids, pecs, biceps, forearms, and triceps — work in concert when you perform a pull-up.