Today’s video, The TRX Pull-Up, is brought to you by Fitness Anywhere.
Pull-ups are one of the hardest exercises that you can do. Many people might feel like they are impossible, but I believe that just about everyone can work up to a few pull-ups. The only trick is that you need to practice them, although it also helps if you are not overweight. The exercise is hard enough without pulling the extra weight.
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Years ago, when I started getting “JohnnyFit”, I was only able to do 3 pull-ups. Now, my personal best is 30, and my average repetition range is 15-20. It took a lot of practice to get there.
As you advance in this exercise, you can also add additional weight to your body with weighted vests and other various pieces of equipment, in addition to going up in repetitions.
The TRX Pull-Up
The great thing about the TRX Suspension Trainer is that every exercise can be easily modified for any fitness level. The Suspension Trainer is so versatile that I even use the TRX to stretch and cool down.
In this video, there are several TRX pull-up variations instructed by Chris Frankel, Head of Human Performance at TRX. He walks through several progressions to work on as you build up strength. As you’ll see in the video, the hardest variation is every bit as hard as a regular pull-up.
This just really shows the versatility of the TRX Suspension Trainer. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, or just getting back into fitness, there is a variation of the TRX pull-up that you will be able to do.
The easiest version allows you to use your legs to help. Take a look at it and let me know what you think. I love training with the TRX and encourage anyone to give it a shot. It doesn’t take up a lot of room. It fits into a small bag that you can throw into your closet, into a suitcase, or the trunk of your car.