How To Do Pull-Ups 101 - Dean McMenamin

How To Do Pull-Ups 101

“I’d love to be able to do a pull-up” is something I hear a lot.

They’re a mile-stone in your journey, a confirmation of all the work you’ve been doing paying off. 

Whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, or both. 

Too much fat or too little muscle and strength will stop you from ever doing a full, controlled, respectable looking pull-up. 

And, the right steps towards your first 1-5 pull-ups, no matter how far off you are right now, will help build that strength and muscle, whilst giving you more incentive to improve the nutritional habits to shift the timber.  

Further, when you get there, working towards double figure or even weighted pull-ups keeps that fire and sense of milestones achieved for a long time. 

It’s a beautiful goal to be working on. 

Most guys who come to me can’t do pull-ups. And that often hits their pride because they used to knock them for fun when they were younger.

Some have never been able to do a pull-up in their life.

If you’re in one of these boats, and want to change that? I’ve got something for you. 

It’s one of my favourite highlights when I see men in their 40’s and 50’s get their first 1-5 pull-ups.

And it happens all the time.

Like Gerry, who started at 40 years old and couldn’t hang from the bar for 30 seconds. He got to 18 pull-ups.

Or Simon, another in his 40s who could do 1 pull-up last April, he’s now at 7.

Or Jim, who came to me in his 50s obese and never did a workout bar a game of football in his life, got to 5 pull-ups.

Not to mention the physique and health transformations that go along with this.

That’s just to name a few.

Want to get your first 1-5 (or 10) pull-ups?

I break down the protocol I’ve used for years that’s help loads of guys master pull-ups in this video

Doesn’t matter if you’re miles off it right now, or can only do 1-2, this protocol will get you there.

Like any good achievement, it takes some time, work, and effort. But if you’re up for a little elbow grease?

Watch here: 



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About the Author Dean McMenamin

Dean McMenamin is an Army veteran, father, dog-lover and body transformation coach to every day men all over the UK & Ireland. He's also a big eater of ice-cream.

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