How to do a Wide Grip Pull Up

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About Wide Grip Pull Up

Sets Logged
691,008
Popularity Rank
262nd
Difficulty
Intermediate
Back Strength
77 mSCORE 25th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Focuses on the upper back, lats, and biceps, emphasizing the outer lats for improved back width. This challenging variation is suited for individuals looking to increase their upper body strength and achieve a more V-shaped torso.

  1. Place your hands on the pull up bar with your palms facing away from your body and hands outside shoulder-width apart.
  2. Brace your torso by breathing into your stomach and keeping your abdominal muscles flexed.
  3. Pull your chest up to the bar by flexing your elbows down into the backside of your ribcage.
  4. Once your chest has reached the bar, lower yourself back to the starting position.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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