The pullup is an awesome compound muscle exercise which primarily works your pulling muscles. This includes…
- Back muscles (lots of back muscles are worked)
- Forearm muscles
- Grip strength
The pull up is a tough exercise to do if you don’t have much upper body strength to begin with. Women especially have trouble with pullups if they don’t have much previous strength training. In the sections below we’ll address how to make pull ups easier, and also how to make them harder.