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Close grip pull ups


Major muscles used

  • Latisimus Dorsi - Upper lats
  • Latisimus Dorsi - Middle back
  • Biceps

Performing close grip pull ups

  • Place a V-bar attachment on the pull-up bar and hold handles with both hands.
  • Pull up trying to touch your chin to the bar while squeezing your shoulder blades back together and hold for a quick second, flexing your back muscles.
  • Return to the starting position in an slow, controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't swing back and forth or try to create momentum by kicking legs.
  • You may need a partner to help you prevent from swinging or using momentum.
  • Don't sacrifice form by trying to complete more repetitions than you can do with proper form.

Alternative exercises to close grip pull ups

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