Exercise Video Demo: your Personal Trainer probably has had you incorporate pull ups into your workout routine at some point or another, and for good reason. They're one of the most effective upper body exercises you can do. Pull ups not only work your arms, shoulders, back and chest, but they also engage the core muscles. While pull ups are great training for the upper body, training for pull ups requires much more than just jumping up to the bar and seeing how many you can bust out. This first exercise video demo in our series "Pull Ups 101" will show you how to strengthen key muscle groups involved in doing pull ups to make sure you start with proper form.
Pull Ups 101 The first exercise in our Pull Ups Workout series focuses on engaging and strengthening the Serratus Anterior and Latissimus Dorsi muscles which are key for any pull ups movement. Serrautus Anterior - A muscle that originates at the 1st to 8th rib on the side of the chest. It is responsible for the upward rotation and protraction of the scapula. Latissimus Dorsi - The Lats are the broadest muscle of the back and are engaged with extension and adduction movements. They support the shoulder joint as well.