How to Tone arms with a side-to-side pull-up exercise
If you thought pull-ups and chin-ups were hard, guess again… this "side-to-side pull-up" takes the lead. Although tough, this exercise is great in keeping your arms toned. This pull-up exercise from Men's Health is ideal for the more advanced trainer, who has outgrown the standard chin-up.
Grab a chin-up bar with an overhand grip, your hands wider than shoulder width. Pull yourself up and to the right with the goal of bringing your chin to your right hand. Lower yourself.
Next, pull yourself up and towards your left hand. Again try to touch your chin to the target hand. Breathe out as soon as you lift yourself up and breathe in as you descend towards the starting position.
The side-to-side pull-up is ideal for the more advanced trainer, who has outgrown the standard chin-up. This variation will still work all of the muscles involved in the standard chin-up - the back, biceps, forearms and core. Too easy? Try 10 to the left, 10 to the right and finish with 10 in the middle. Also try a wider grip.