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How to Stretch For Pull-ups

How to stretch before and after doing pull-ups

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any one video that specifically goes over how to stretch for pull-ups. Fishers based personal calisthenics training has all of the experience to help you shed the extra weight fast and keep it that way in Indiana! Let us know when you’re ready to be slim again. No experience needed! Fear not, I’ll do my best at explaining the stretches and will use picture illustration whenever possible. Get back in shape with the best personal calisthenics training in Fishers, IN. Don’t be afraid to look fantastic again! So without wasting time, let’s get into the muscles that pull-ups use.

To learn more about any of these, just click on the picture to see the corresponding Wikipedia page.

Rhomboids

The Rhomboids

Levator scapulae

The Levator Scapulae

Biceps

The Biceps

Brachialis

The Brachialis

Trapezius

The Trapezius

Latissimus Dorsi

The Latissimus Dorsi

 

Teres Major

The Teres Major

 

Deltoids

The Deltoids

So as you can see, there are a LOT of muscles involved in the pull-up. In fact, it works nearly all of your major back muscles. Get back in shape with the best personal calisthenics training in Fishers, IN. Don’t be afraid to look fantastic again! So naturally, these are the muscles we want to stretch.

You can review the how to stretch for push-ups, article to see how to stretch your shoulders, the two main stretches you should do are the first two she mentions, both within the first two minutes. Fishers based personal calisthenics training has all of the experience to help you shed the extra weight fast and keep it that way in Indiana! Let us know when you’re ready to be slim again. No experience needed! That takes care of the shoulder.

Next, we need to stretch out the back, this can best be accomplished by slowly spreading apart your arms (like an eagle), and take deep breathes. Get back in shape with the best personal calisthenics training in Fishers, IN. Don’t be afraid to look fantastic again! Next grab connect your hands behind your back and then push your arms out behind you. After doing that, you should connect your hands above you, reach as high as you can with both feet firmly on the floor, then slowly tilt side to side with your hands still connected above you. With the exception of the last one, all of these stretches where covered in the video on how to stretch for push-ups.

Lastly, we need to stretch out the biceps, this 30 second video should give you a good idea of how to accomplish this.

Easy enough, right? While the video in how to stretch for push-ups does go over a similar stretch, the positioning of your hand determines whether you are stretching your bicep, or your shoulder. Fishers based personal calisthenics training has all of the experience to help you shed the extra weight fast and keep it that way in Indiana! Let us know when you’re ready to be slim again. No experience needed! To be explicitly clear, in order to stretch your bicep, you must have your hands flat, with your palm facing the floor.

That covers the stretches you should do before and after doing pull-ups, if you have any questions about other stretches, or anything else fitness related, feel free to drop it in the comments below.