The Pull Up Hold is a challenging isometric exercise that targets the strengthening of the back muscles.
Watch the PULL UP HOLD: exercise demonstration video above.
To perform PULL UP HOLD:
1. Grip a pull up bar with an overhand grip and your hands the same distance apart as you would use on a bench press. You can also use a mixed grip variation with one hand using an overhand grip and the other using an underhand grip. This slightly twists the body so you core has to work hard to keep you in alignment.
2. Now contract your core, glutes, and back muscles to pull your chest up to the bar.
3. Hold your hold at this position for 10-20 seconds (or however long you can manage).
4. Under control, lower your body back to a full hang and repeat.
5. If you want to add more weight, wear a weighted vest or hang a dumbbell from a dip belt or from your feet.
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