Despite common misconceptions, it’s possible for anyone — even those without strong arm and back muscles — to master a pull-up. You just need to know where and how to start, put in the time and effort, and learn the correct form.
How long does it take to train to do a pull-up?
Start slow. Beginners should start with assisted pull-ups once a week for three to four weeks, aiming for 10reps to build up muscle endurance and to get used to the movement.
Are pull ups harder than push-ups?
According to Torre Washington, trainer and expert at Centr (Chris Hemsworth’s fitness platform), the reason pull-ups are harder than push-ups “boils down to distribution of weight.” In a push-up, four different points maintain contact with the ground.
Why are pull ups easier for some people?
Still, it’s true that pullups are naturally easier for some people than others. Pullups use your core, forearms, biceps, upper back, deltoids, and lats, so strength in those muscles is important, according to Stew Smith, a certified strength coach and former Navy SEAL.