Different people will tell you there are different signs of strength. For some, it all comes down to the size of your biceps, while for others, it’s determined by “how much you can bench bro?“. We’d argue, however, that a true sign of strength and athletic ability, is how well – and how many – pull-ups you can perform.
Pull-ups may look simple, they just rely on your pulling yourself up to a bar, but in practice, they’re an exercise that can really separate the men from the boys (mainly because boys, who are typically much lighter and fitter, can do more of them).
In any case: pull-ups are a fantastic exercise to work your upper back, arms, shoulders and even to an extent your core, pull-ups should definitely feature in any well-rounded workout routine.
But, while the standard variation of the humble pull-up is enough to give you boulder shoulders, fitness trainer and former world ranked pro duathlete Paul Sklar has revealed a subtle change you can make to your pull-ups, that could help your six-pack shine. Taking to Instagram to share a Reel of himself performing said variation, he reveals all you need to do to get those washboard abs is lift a knee up as you’re pulling yourself up to the bar. Simple, right?
“Looking for a great exercise to develop your six pack and then some? Here’s one of my all-time favourite ways to get it done. The alternating knee raise pull-up”, he says in the video.
“The key here is to make sure that you keep…
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