Pull-ups are hard, and of all the bodyweight moves, they’re one of the hardest to master for women.
On the whole, women don’t have the same upper-body strength as men. Add a higher ratio of fat to muscle and a greater concentration of that fat below the waist and you’re fighting a frustrating battle against gravity underneath that bar. That being said, adding pull-ups to your training protocol will help build overall power that translates into improved results in the gym, on the field or on the court.
The Perfect Pull-Up
To do a pull-up perfectly, you have to master the mechanics. Here’s how: