Different Type of Pull UPS Variation

It is true that variety is the spice of life, but when it comes to the grip style and pull up variations exercises, you do have to dedicate a good amount of time and effort in working out to become healthy. However, it does not mean that you have to continuously stick doing the same old exercises again and again.

So why not try to do something interesting or anything with a certain amount of variation on being super fit and healthy. You could try pull up. Now before we can get into the various kinds of pull ups, it is very much important to keep in mind that you cannot do various pull ups. It is good to start with a normal lat pull down machine which can help in building muscles especially the back muscles.

While there are different variations which will work with various muscles, you need a strong back which is the key for becoming successful in doing pull-ups. Now let us check out the various kinds of the pull-ups. The first and the most common one is the palms-up grip. Basically, in this pull-up, your hand has to be kept facing you. Make sure to keep your body in proper line and in firm condition. Then you ought to pull yourself up till the chin is just over the given bar.

After that exhale and then slowly try to lower yourself while controlling the inhaling. Somewhat you can say that this is the easiest pull up exercise as you just have to keep your hands close together. In addition, this exercise relies more on your biceps rather than the back muscles. So, you are more likely to develop the biceps rather than the back muscles unless you are trying to strengthen the back through the constant workouts.

Next is the palms down grip. Here you would need to keep your hand facing down and away from you. And the greater challenge that you would have is to ensure that your hands are spread farther across the given bar. Now this is the standard pull-up, however, it won’t mean that you would be able to do any one unless or until you have been regular in hitting weights.

One thing that you need to realize is that pull-ups are not quite easy. But they are of course the most useful and effective means to build up and strengthen the muscles of your back and upper body. So, once you have easily mastered the first two kinds of exercising, then you need to concentrate on the commando grip. Here you need to have one of your palm facing one way and the other one in the opposite direction, making your body parallel to the bar instead of being perpendicular.

After that you have to pull yourself straight and then move your head to one side. This has to be continuously done in the same way with the other side. Such exercises are not difficult and they can help in working and developing of the different muscles in the body.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.