I love pulls ups. I hated them during the army. But as with most things, the more you do, the better you get, the more you prefer it.
(Source: Well Built Style)
Anyways, the pull up – simple as it is – works the upper back like no other exercise. I’d actually recommend doing pull ups over Lat Pull Downs or other upper back exercises.
If you are incorporating pull ups into your routine, go beyond the standard wide-grip pull up and incorporate things like L-pull ups, Commando pull-ups or, my current favourite, pylometric close-to-wide-grip pull ups.
- 4 X 10 Pylometric Pull Ups
- 2 X Suicide Drills
- 1 X 10 Hang Cleans
- 1 X 10 Shoulder Presses
Exercise of the day: Close to Wide Grip Pylometric Pull Ups
Go to 3.02 mark to see examples of it.
More good pull up variations at Boulter Training