Assisted pull-ups, as the name implies, allow you to perform pull-ups with help. In this exercise, the help is in the form of heavy duty rubber bands. This version of the pull-up is a great alternative for those who are unable to perform a traditional pull-up.
For this exercise, a medium band is recommended. Start by linking/choking the band to the pull-up bar. Next, loop the opposite end of the band under your shoe. Alternatively, you can secure the band under one knee.
Jump up to grasp the pull-up bar with an overhand grip. Your arms should be fully extended and slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Pull yourself up until your chin moves past than the bar. Slowly lower yourself back to the starting position. Repeat the exercise for several repetitions.
Secure bands under one foot or knee. Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Grasp pull-up bar.
Pull up until chin passes bar.
Slowly lower back to starting point. Repeat.
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