Are you lost when it comes to doing a proper pull up? Do you have issues with knowing the difference between a butterfly pull up and a hang clean? Listen, I’ll make this super simple for anyone tuning in. The traditional pull-up, or hang clean as it’s called by fitness purists, is quite simple, but can be rather tough to conquer. Once you get the hang of the pull up, you can accomplish most anything in fitness. Let’s get to it!

Pull Ups

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  1. Stand below your equipment, reach up, and grab the bar with both hands.
  2. Raise your legs, keep your hips straight, bend your knees back 90° and cross your ankles.
  3. Breathe out as you pull your chest up to the bar.
  4. Keep your chin up and pause once your chest meets the bar.
  5. Breathe in as you slowly lower your body to descend.
  6. Stop once your arms are extended.
  7. Pull up for a 3-count, pause, then release downward for a 3-count.

Too Difficult for You?

Hey, I totally get it! If you are having a tough time with pull ups, then you may need something a bit more basic to get you started off on the right foot. So, tune in this coming Thursday to DaleLRoberts.com for a more simplified version of pull ups. Hey, don’t forget to scroll up and subscribe to this blog for post notifications. I promise, no spamming or hacking your email to plug my stuff. The blog subscription is merely for blog notifications, that’s it.

Till later, get out there and rule your day!

(featured exercise from The Home Workout Plan: How to Master Pull-Ups in 30 Days)


This blog post proposes exercise recommendations and all readers should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise program, if you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this blog post disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area used should be thoroughly inspected in advance as free of danger, flaw or compromise and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog and waives the equipment manufacturer, makers, and distributors of the equipment of all liabilities.

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Dale L. Roberts

My name is Dale Lewis Roberts and I'm an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, Certified, with an ACE specialty certification in Senior Fitness. Since beginning my personal training career in 2006, I have earned numerous certifications in personal training, yoga, nutritional coaching, among others. I have worked with hundreds of clients with a variety of health & fitness goals.

While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.
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