29 minutes ago
PULL UPS ‼️
Most people when thinking of pull ups think of using their arms instead of their back.
The main muscles used in the pull up are the upper and middle back muscles! When these are strong and moving properly, this is what will get you up!
An important note to remember about pull ups is your scapula should always be moving. A good way to think about it is like this: pretend you are pulling your shoulder blades into you spine, and pulling one shoulder blade to the opposite hip and vice versa.
Another thing to note is to make your trajectory to the bar short. Meaning, don’t scoop up! Do a slight back lean, but keep your lower body firm, contracting your quads, glutes and core!
These two exercises are only some of many that I am starting to love for building pull up strength / back strength and shoulder, scapulae mobility!
Big thanks to Meghan Calloway for all of the pull up tips
Add these into your next back day 🌸
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