Rear Pull Up - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives
Also known as
- Behind Head Pull-Up
How to perform
Rear Pull Up - Starting position
Rear Pull Up - Muscle Under Tension
Set up & Starting position (hanging)
Grasp the bar with an overhand grip using a wide grip and hang arms fully extended, legs off the floor. Keep your back straight, lean your torso and head forward so that the bar is directly over the back of your neck.
Pull your torso up by dragging shoulders and upper arms down and back while slightly leaning your head forward until the bar is near the back of your neck.
Isometric hold (optional) - Pause for a second in the upper position, elbows at about 90 degree angle, shoulder blades back and down.
Slowly lower your body back just short of fully extending your arms. Repeat.