Reverse-Grip Pull-up

 

Overview

The reverse grip pull up is a great exercise that strengthens and tones your back. It also strengthens your biceps and grip at the same time. If you are unable to do pull ups on your own you can have your workout partner assist you. You can also do kipping pull ups. A good goal is 20 reverse grip pull ups.

Description

  • Start with your hands on the bar at shoulder-width, palms facing backwards.
  • Bending your legs behind you, hang with your arms straight.
  • Keeping your chest up at all time, pull yourself up as high as you can.
  • Return slowly to the bottom position.

Mistakes

  • Jutting the chin forward or up
  • Shrugging the shoulders as you pull up
Muscle Groups
Back
Biceps
Shoulders
Purposes
Latissimus dorsi ("Wing" muscles) strength
Biceps strength