How to do a Dead Hang

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About Dead Hang

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Instructions: How To

The Dead Hang involves hanging from a pull-up bar with straight arms and relaxed shoulders for as long as possible. It is an excellent exercise for improving grip strength, decompressing the spine, and enhancing shoulder stability. Regular practice can also help in increasing endurance for other pull-up bar exercises.

  1. Grab ahold of a pull up bar outside shoulder width apart allowing your feet to hang above the floor.
  2. Relax your shoulders and spine to feel your body elongate.
  3. Hold this position for 15-30 seconds or until you feel your grip loosen.