6 Weeks of THE WORK | Day 5 | Wk 1 | Pull

We started the week with a Push workout and now we’re switching gears. It’s time for Wk1 Pull.

Here’s the equipment you’ll need:

  • Dumbbells (Light, Medium, Heavy)
  • Chin-Up Bar, Chin-Up Max, Mat (Optional)

Remember how I said Push workouts primarily work the front of your body? Pull workouts primarily work muscles on the back of your body with—you guessed it—“pulling” motions. And speaking of pulling motions, today is our first workout with pull-ups! Don’t worry. There is an alternative move you can do if you’re not ready for pull-ups. However, if you have a Chin-Up Bar and the Chin-Up Max, I encourage you to use them. If you’ve never used the Chin-Up Max before, it provides a bit of lift to help you develop the strength you’ll need to perform unassisted pull-ups. It’s a great tool for working your way up to this classic bodyweight exercise. Just make sure to follow the set-up and use instructions carefully.

Tell me in the comments—have you set any pull-up goals? If there’s anyone in this group who can do pull-ups, feel free to share your tips in the comments!