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Close Grip Pull Up

What it does?

A great exercise which uses body weight resistance and is great for developing strength and endurance in your biceps

What you need?

A pull-up station/bar

How do you do it?

- Start off by hanging from a pull-up bar with your palms facing you, hands about 5 inches apart
- Pull yourself up so that your chin goes above the level of the bar
- From the top, lower yourself back down to the start position
- Do 3 sets of 6-8 reps

Key Points

- Avoid swinging to pull yourself up, concentrate on using your arms
- Make sure the movement is slow and controlled
- If you are struggling to lift yourself up, you could use an assisted pull-up station
- Make it more difficult by holding a weight with your feet



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