The overhand grip ensures most of the work is done by your back and not your arms.

19 Aug 2009
  • Grip the bar using an overhand grip with your hands just wider than shoulder-width apart, extending your arms fully.
  • Let your body hang straight down and don't swing.
  • Pull up until your chin is over the bar.
  • Squeeze your lats as you pull up.
  • Lower slowly back to the start without swinging.

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