How to Do More Pullups INSTANTLY! (Pull Up Technique)

Get better at more than just pullups (and see faster results!) with ATHLEAN-X

One of the most common questions that guys ask when working out is “how to do more pullups”. The pull up is no doubt one of the more challenging bodyweight exercises. That said, it can be one of the most rewarding back exercises in regards to the amount of size and strength you can get from doing it. The problem with pullups however is that most often, we don’t do nearly as many reps of this exercise as we can.

There’s a saying, you can’t fire a cannon from a canoe. This refers to the fact that you lose strength along the kinetic chain if you have an energy leak. In the upper body, and particularly on the pullup exercise, your energy leak is going to come at the shoulder blade or scapula. The shoulder blade needs to provide a stable base if your lats are to work to their full strength potential.

In this video, I show you two scapular stabilization exercises or drills that you can do to instantly increase the strength of your lats and start doing more reps of pull ups. By mobilizing your shoulder blades and then stabilizing them, you will quickly activate these often dormant muscles of the back so that you can increase those reps of pullups.

Regardless of how many pullups you’re doing now, institute the techniques shown in this back training video and you will be doing more by your very next set!

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