How to Increase Your Pull-Up Power

An excellent article on how to increase the number of pullups you can do from Dan John at T Nation.

Here’s what you need to know…

•  The pull-up has been beaten to death by lifters and athletes who try at all costs to get their rep total higher and higher. They should be adding load instead.

•  Simply hanging from the bar is an important form of loading. If you want to do 25 strict pull-ups, can you even hang from the bar long enough to do them?

•  The ab wheel mimics many of the keys to proper pull-ups.

•  Pavel’s Russian Fighter Pull-up Program allows you to “sneak up” on a higher number of reps.

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