- A pull-up is an upper-body compound pulling exercise.
- Although it can be performed with any grip, in recent years some have used the term to refer more specifically to a pull-up performed with a palms-forward position.
- A traditional pull-up relies on upper body strength with no swinging or "kipping" (using a forceful initial movement of the legs in order to gain momentum).
- The exercise mostly targets the latissimus dorsi muscle of the back along with other assisting muscles.
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- The ability of a muscle to repeatedly exert a force or to hold a static contraction over a period of time without becoming fatigued.
- The muscles that are required during muscular endurance include the triceps muscles to continuously pull back the rowing arm of the machine, your abdominals work repeatedly through each step to stabilise the body and flex the torso forward.
- The quadriceps are used to push backward while the feet are stationary, your biceps engage to pull the handle bars toward yourself.
- Your back muscles work as your swing your torso open, and gluteus and hamstrings contract to extend the hip. During these actions most muscles in the upper body range engage