Pull Up Mate UK Fitness

Pull Up Mate UK Fitness

  1. Pull up progression: Getting your first pull up

    Pull up progression: Getting your first pull up

    Being able to do a single pull up is a huge achievement and sets you apart as a practitioner of discipline and consistent training. Especially if you started out with a little extra weight. We’re going to talk you through how to get your first pull up and what you can do from there to maximise your performance and keeping getting stronger and fitter. It’s a huge achievement and you deserve the sweet satisfaction of that first chest-to-bar pull up moment!
  2. Using Pull Up Mate for the Best Home Tricep Workouts

    Using Pull Up Mate for the Best Home Tricep Workouts

    We’re all familiar with the benefits of the pull up by now (our last article was a love letter to the pull up!). However, the pull up mate isn’t just for building a better back and gymnastic skills. Today we’re going to give you the quick and dirty guide to building better triceps with the pull up mate. Stick around – it’ll be 5 minutes to better triceps.
  3. Why Are Pull Ups A Good Exercise: The Benefits Of Pull Up Training

    Why Are Pull Ups A Good Exercise: The Benefits Of Pull Up Training

    We love the pull-up – and you might be able to tell! Today we’re explaining why the pull up is one of the best exercises around and why you should always be including pull ups, and other calisthenics, in your workout.
  4. How Can I Build Grip Strength with Bodyweight Exercises?

    How Can I Build Grip Strength with Bodyweight Exercises?

    Building a mighty grip isn’t easy, but it is essential to good gymnastics and calisthenics training. If you’re going to be hanging around doing inversions and single-arm training, you need to get a grip. Today, we’re going to teach you how to build grip strength with bodyweight exercises (and awful puns)!
  5. Why are Pull Ups so HARD? What Can You do About it?

    Why are Pull Ups so HARD? What Can You do About it?

    “Getting your pull-ups” is a universal achievement – from CrossFit to Gymnastics to Calisthenics. The Pull up is a foundational part of bodyweight training, but to the beginner it’s a huge milestone. We’ve covered how to perform pull-ups in the past, but where does the difficulty come from? Today you'll learn why they're tough and what you should do about...
  6. Home Gyms Aren’t Expensive: A Complete Home Workout for £200

    Home Gyms Aren’t Expensive: A Complete Home Workout for £200

    If you’re looking to train at home, you might be surprised how cheaply you can build your own home gym. While gym memberships can easily cost over £500 a year, home gyms are often a cheaper and more convenient option – if you have the space and know-how. Continue reading →
  7. Maximising your Pull-Up: Fixing Pull Up Weak Links

    Maximising your Pull-Up: Fixing Pull Up Weak Links

    Weak links are the fastest way to fail your pull-ups. “Weak links” are weak muscles or patterns that limit your overall performance. If even one of your muscles is too weak, you’ll not get your pull-ups. Today we’ll give you everything you need to fix your pull-up in a few hundred words! Continue reading →
  8. Progressing to Dips

    Progressing to Dips

    Whether you’re training for freestyle calisthenics,  gymnastic strength, or just looking fantastic, the dip is a key exercise. As one of the most effective ways of strengthening the chest, shoulders, and triceps, you’ll want to get good at dips. That's why we've put this article together! Continue reading →
  9. Chin Up Bar Core Workout Techniques

    Chin Up Bar Core Workout Techniques

    Chin up bars aren’t just for chin-ups! They’re a versatile piece of equipment that can be used to perform dozens – if not hundreds – of exercises with your bodyweight.One of the most important ways of improving your bodyweight training is to improve your core. This is crucial for keeping your spine healthy and getting better at key exercises like chin-ups and pull-ups. Continue reading →
  10. Beginner to 10 Chin Ups

    Beginner to 10 Chin Ups

    Beginner to 10 Chin Ups Accelerating your journey to better bodyweight training. How to get from 0 to 10 Chin-ups. Simple, clear guidance.   Most people are going to struggle with bodyweight pulls: chin-ups and pull-ups are a totally new movement for most of us. Gymnasts and other experienced athletes might make them look easy, but chin-ups require (and...

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