How To Increase Your Pull-Up Count

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There are exercises that ALWAYS separate the men from the boys in the gym — pull-ups and kettle bell pirouettes. But let’s concentrate on pull-ups for now, prima ballerina.

Pull-ups are the ultimate upper body exercise, so if you can’t do more than a couple in a row, you’re probably weak sauce. It’s fine. Just like every other exercise, there’s a learning process. But how can you do more pull-ups with those straw arms? Simple.

Check out this handy video from Art Of Manliness that outlines a simple plan to do more pull-ups in no time. For those in the audience without much time to watch a 3 minute video (I like to call them short-cut takers), here’s the “do more pull-ups” plan:

How To Do More Pull-Ups In Just One Month

Week 1: 12 sets of 1 rep with :45 rest
Week 2: 6 sets o2 2 reps with :45 rest
Week 3: 4 sets of 4 reps with :45 rest
Week 4: 3 sets of 6 reps with :45 rest
Week 5: 5 sets of 10 reps with :45 rest

Now that you can do more pull-ups, it might be time to work on those kettlebell pirouettes. No, no, no, put down those 5lb bells. Let’s start with 50lb. kettlebells, you wuss.

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