Want wings? Do Pull Ups! Having a nice sculpted back and V-Shape taper is definitely coveted in the gym, not to mention the core stability a strong back provides. Pull ups are by far the best exercise for the back. Because most individuals just starting training are not strong enough to do them alone – the assisted pull up is a great starting point.
Most gyms have a pull up machine with a pin set weight stack that you can adjust based on how much of your own body weight you are able to pull – so lets say for example you way 120lbs but can only pull 60lbs of your own body weight you would set the pin at 60lbs. As your strength increases that 60lbs will go down to 50 and so forth until you can eventually do a pull up with your total body weight which is a huge accomplishment for most! There are two types of Assisted Pull Up machines: Standing and Kneeling. Once you have determined the correct weight face the machine and grab ahold of the pull up bars at the top of the machine, next place your feet or knees depending on the machine on the movable platform. Now slowly straighten your arms lowering your body down and keeping your abs in and back straight pull yourself back up bending at the elbows.
Womens Wellness Through the Ages
By Melissa Brown