University Recreation


Negative Pull-up

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Latissimus Dorsi
Secondary Muscles: Biceps
Body Area: Back
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

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Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Grip an overhead bar and get into the top most position of the pull-up exercise
  • Use a bench or box to help get into position if needed
  • Slowly lower yourself down, taking as much time as possible, into the dead hang position (arms fully extended).
  • Get back to the starting position and repeat the process.


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