How to do a V-Bar Pull Up

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About V-Bar Pull Up

Sets Logged
190,477
Popularity Rank
571st
Difficulty
Intermediate
Back Strength
25 mSCORE 55th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Targets the middle back, biceps, and lats by using a V-bar grip, which allows for a neutral or slightly supinated grip. This exercise is excellent for those wanting to emphasize the middle to lower lats and improve overall back strength.

  1. Place the middle of a V-bar overtop of the pull up bar and grip the handles to that your palms are facing in.
  2. Brace your core by breathing into your stomach and keeping your abdominal muscles flexed.
  3. Flex your elbows down into the backside of your ribcage and once you’ve reached the pullup bar, slightly lean your head to the left in order to pull yourself higher.
  4. Lower to the starting position and repeat leaning your head to the opposite side.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    4
    reps
    1 Set Max
    5
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    5
    reps
    6
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    6
    reps
    7
    reps

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