Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 243 – How to Improve Your Pull Ups [with Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] – much appreciated. If you haven’t seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here’s the entire video.
It was a great conversation. Josh and Frank discussed Frank’s fitness background, definitions, differences between pull-ups and lat pulldowns, moving from 0 pull-ups to 1, assisted pull-ups, kipping pull-ups, different grip apparatus used, carryover to other exercises, challenging someone who can already perform 20+ strict pull-ups; and a whole lot more. If you’re ready to Improve Both the Quantity and Quality of your Pull Ups, make sure you watch this one.
There were several great resources noted during the discussion – all of which are well worth checking out. In particular :
- Neutral Grip Handles (aka Grip Triangles, Chinning Triangles, Row Handles)
- Strongergrip Grip Balls
- Ironmind Eagle Loops
- Fat Gripz
- Ironmind Grip Bands
- The Ultimate Underground Training Manual (Zach Even-Esh)
- Improving Your Pull-ups (Frank DiMeo)
- Bud Jeffries
- Jeff Martone
- Diesel Crew
As well as Frank‘s own site (superb resource):
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