In a world where plenty of people can’t even do a pullup, a feat of strength like the pinkie pullup is guaranteed to impress pretty much everyone who sees you do it. Even the toughest gymgoers probably wouldn’t even think to train for it, so you’d be hard-pressed to find another guy who’s already mastered it. 

See the recommended exercises below and click through for a step-by-step training guide to master the pinkie pullup.

Recommended training exercises:

  • deadlift
  • loaded carry
  • pullup
  • dead hang
  • weighted pullup
  • muscle-up
  • one-hand chinup

Muscles engaged:

  • back muscles (lats and rhomboids)
  • posterior deltoids
  • biceps
  • abs
  • forearms
  • hands