Doing Pull-ups Can be Easy!

You might be telling yourself that pull-ups are too hard and that you don't work out so this challenge isn't for you. You might also be wondering where you can do your pull-ups since you don't have a gym membership. I'm betting that I can get you to do your first very easy pull-up. You don't need to be a work out junkie, have a gym membership, or buy fancy workout gear in your house do a single pull-up. In this short video I'll show you just where and how to do easy pull-ups in your neighbourhood!

Easy Australian Pull-ups

If you're having trouble doing your first pull-up or avoiding the challenge at all because full body pull-ups are hard too hard for you, wait no more! Introducing the Australian style pull-ups! Australian pull-ups are a variation that are designed to be much easier. In fact, they're totally like doing those knee push-ups! You can even switch it up and mix in other types of grips from other pull-up variations to make the Australian pull-up more challenging! For now, let's start with the basics.

Australian Pull-up guide

Refer to the following steps on how to do an Australian pull-up.

  1. First, find a bar that's about waist height. If you're in the gym, you can use a Smith Machine or a bench press bar in a lifting cage. A neighbourhood park will sometimes have some kind of bars like I've shown, in the video. Some parks even have low bars designed for outdoor fitness.
  2. Grip the bar with your hands a little wider than shoulder width apart. Your grip will be similar to the traditional full body pull-up.
  3. Slide your body underneath the bar so that your chest is positioned directly under it.
  4. Keep your heels on the ground and your body straight like a board. Ensure that your shoulders are 'packed' (flexed slightly holding your body up).
  5. Pull your body up towards the bar until your chin reaches the height of the bar. Once you've lifted your upper body fully, that's one repetition, or otherwise known as a rep.
  6. Lower your body back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to continue doing your Australian Pull-ups.

I want to thank you all for your support with the Bullying Pull-up Challenge movement. I'm so glad to see and hear many of you are interested in not only the challenge itself but also the cause that we're supporting as a community. Thank you for your support and good luck!

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