Wide-Grip Pullup

The wide-grip pullup is an advanced bodyweight exercise that improves strength in the back, shoulders, and biceps. The wide-grip position emphasizes the back by reducing resistance on the biceps and forearms.


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    Grab a pullup bar with your palms facing away from your body, and your hands shoulder-width apart. Allow your arms to hang in a fully extended position.
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    Keeping your shoulders down and away from your ears, pull yourself up until your chin clears the bar. Pause, then slowly lower yourself to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your chest up and shoulders back.
  • Drive your elbows behind you to prevent pulling through your wrists.