Hang Time: Go from zero to 60 (well, maybe 10!) on the pull-up bar in only 8 weeks.

Hang Time: Go from zero to 60 (well, maybe 10!) on the pull-up bar in only 8 weeks.

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.

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