1. Grip the bar shoulder-width apart with straight arms.
2. Pull yourself up by pulling your elbows to the floor.
3. Keep pulling until your chin passes the bar.
4. Lower yourself all the way down until your arms are straight.
5. Repeat 10x
For greater difficulty, widen your grip to be greater than shoulder-width.
Fun facts about pull-ups:
- The most pull ups in one minute is 42 achieved by Jarred Spink (GBR) at the Kiss Gyms, Milton Keynes, UK, on 10 June 2015.
- Most pull ups in one hour - 1,009 by Steffan Hyland (UK) 1 Aug 2010
- Most pull ups in 24 hours - 4,321 by Mark Jordan (US) November 4, 2014
- The heaviest weighted pull up weighed 206.2 lb (93.53 kg) and was achieved by Steven Proto (USA) at a personal gym in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, on 9 July 2011.
- The most pull-ups in one minute with a 40 lb pack is 25 and was achieved by Ron Cooper (USA) in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA, on 9 July 2014.
- The most pull ups in one minute with a 100-lb pack is 14 and was achieved by Steven Proto (USA) in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, on 15 October 2014.