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Close Grip Pullups

Muscle Groups Worked:

Bicep Lats Rhomboids

How to Perform This Exericse:

1) Using a pullup apparatus, keep your thumbs no further apart than your shoulders with your thumbs pointed outward and your palms facing toward you.

2) Allow your shoulders to be extended as much as possible at the bottom of the movement, and begin the motion by expanding your chest as much as possible while pulling upward.

3) The top of the movement should have your shoulders unable to move further backward, or your biceps to contract any further.

4) Come down in a controlled fashion and return to the start position, fully extended.

Any amount of movement with your legs or the use of your abs is undesirable.  The full extension and full contraction is most beneficial.  As always, if there is some cheat movement on your last rep, that is fine, just make sure that it isn’t every repetition.