If You're Struggling With Pull-Ups, These Are the 16 Exercises You Need to Master
In my opinion, pull-ups are one of the hardest moves to master. They require upper-body strength (specifically from your back muscles and shoulders), control, and lots of mental strength. To help you reach your goal of learning how to do pull-ups, I created a guide of moves you should start doing to build an upper-body strength foundation.
The dumbbell exercises will help you build upper-body strength; you should also continue doing other upper-body exercises, like push-ups and triceps extensions. The pull-up variations will help you become familiar with the movement pattern and break down each portion of a pull-up.
If you're feeling tempted to do all these exercises together in one workout, don't; you'll be extremely sore if you do. Instead, begin to incorporate these exercises into your strength programs. You can add them to an upper-body workout with pushing movements, like push-ups and the bench press, and you can also add them to total-body workouts with pushing exercises, like squat variations and lunges.
Ahead are 16 exercises that will help you finally master pull-ups.