Pull ups are one of the most convenient exercises around. You can do this exercise pretty much anywhere. All you need is a bar and your body
Fundamental Compound Upper-body Exercise
I’ve stressed the importance of compound exercises in the past. Compound exercises are important because they target multiple muscle groups and trigger a release of growth hormone.
I’ve also talked about squats and what a great lower-body muscle building exercise they are.
Think of it this way – Pull ups are to your upper body what squats are for your legs.
There is no other excise that will make your upper body grow quite like pull ups. Specifically, pull ups do a great job of targeting the back and biceps.
If you want a V-taper, pull ups are a must!
Easily Increase Intensity
Regularly increasing the intensity of your workouts is one of the secrets to building muscle.
Some exercises require you to get fancy with your workouts in order to increase the intensity, but not pull ups.
You can boost the intensity of your back workout simply by strapping a weight plate to your waist or hanging a kettle bell or dumbbell from your feet.
One of the best benefits of pull ups is that there are so many different variations of the pull up.
The great thing is that one variation doesn’t require any additional equipment than another variation. All you’ve got to do is change up your grip.
My favorite variation is the regular ole’ fashioned wide, overhand pull up. This is the best variation for getting your lats to grow nice and wide.
Some other good variations are close grip pull ups , and reverse grip pull ups (also known as chin ups).
You can do pulls ups anywhere with a pull up bar that latches onto your door frame.