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Hammer Pull Up

The Hammer Pull Up, a Pull Up variation, strengthens and stabilizes the upper body by targeting the back, shoulders, and arms. The exercise uses a neutral grip pull-up bar with palms facing each other.
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Hammer Pull Up instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand directly under a pull-up bar with your feet shoulder width apart.
2
Grasp the bar with both hands facing towards you, about shoulder-width apart. Keep your elbows bent slightly.
3
Pull your body upwards using your arms and back until your chest is nearly touching the bar.
4
Hold this position for a second before slowly lowering yourself back to the starting position.
5
Avoid using your legs to gain momentum and aim for slow, controlled movements to maximize the effectiveness of the exercise.
Stand directly under a pull-up bar with your feet shoulder width apart.
Grasp the bar with both hands facing towards you, about shoulder-width apart. Keep your elbows bent slightly.
Pull your body upwards using your arms and back until your chest is nearly touching the bar.
Hold this position for a second before slowly lowering yourself back to the starting position.
Avoid using your legs to gain momentum and aim for slow, controlled movements to maximize the effectiveness of the exercise.
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