As I've talked about on countless occasions, in order to perform the pull-up to perfection, and as efficiently as possible, your entire body needs to be working in unison. Poor scapular and lumbo-pelvic stability, and not keeping your body as rigid as possible, will cause your body to swing ahead or behind the bar like a pendulum. Rather than traveling in a shorter and more efficient vertical path, many people travel in a much longer and totally inefficient arc. This flawed form will dramatically reduce your ability to perform any pull-up or chin-up variation. Furthermore, imagine trying to pull an equally weighted limp noodle, or a rigid wooden plank in a vertical plane. What do you think will be easier to accomplish? Clearly the latter.
Stay tuned as my pull-up program that I will be releasing in the near future will address all of the above (and much more), and will help take your ability to perform pull-ups to another level. It has worked wonders for me, and many of my clients.
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