Monday, September 27, 2010

The Importance of Pull-Ups

The Pull-Up requires the use of your upper back muscles, commonly known as latissimus dorsi, or lats, and calls upon your biceps and triceps for stabilization. Adding pull-ups to your regular work-out routine will cause a significant increase in your upper body strength compared to doing just lat pull-downs alone.

Pull-Ups may be the perfect complimentary bodyweight exercise to the push-up. While push-ups mainly work muscles in the chest and the triceps, pull-ups target the opposing muscle groups located in the upper back and the biceps.

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