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Why Pullups Should Be Part of Your Weekly Exercise

benefits of pullups

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  • Pullups are an excellent exercise for strengthening your back, shoulders, chest and arms, improving posture and building grip strength
  • Pullups help build your core strength and are an ideal form of functional movement, which can help reduce your risk of injuries and falls while helping you to maintain independence as you get older
  • If you’re a beginner, try doing pullups using a chair or superband for assistance; for more challenge, add a weighted belt

By Dr. Mercola

Pullups are one of the most straightforward exercises — pull your body up to a bar and then lower yourself back down. If you've ever tried to do one, however, you know that their straightforwardness is exceeded by their intensity. It takes strength, both physical and mental, to perform pullups.

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