Pull-ups are common muscle and strength-building exercises used by many types of athletes. They require minimal equipment (just a bar) and are simple movements anyone can learn with practice.
Here are five types of pull-ups I perform regularly:
With close grip pull-ups, I position my hands very close together on the bar. This helps isolate my biceps, shoulders, and back.
As it sounds, wide grip means you space your hands far apart on the pull-up bar. This increases the difficulty of the exercise and really works my back and shoulders.
An advanced pull-up exercise, one-handed pull-ups are ideal for increasing strength. I really feel this working my biceps, shoulders, and back. Doing the pull-ups individually will make you really strong. Just make sure to do the same amount of reps with each hand.
This is when you grip the bar with your fingers facing outward instead of toward you. Use this grip for any of the other pull-up techniques on this list.
If you have two parallel bars, you can do what I call the vertical grip. Just grip both of the bars with your fingers facing each other and perform the pull-ups.
Also, keep in mind there are many other pull-ups you can do depending on the bars you have available. Playgrounds are very useful because of all the bars you can use. Just get resourceful and creative.