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V-Bar Pullup

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Lats
Other Muscles: Biceps, Middle Back, Shoulders
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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V-Bar Pullup Guide

Main Muscle: Lats

  1. Start by placing the middle of the V-bar in the middle of the pull-up bar (assuming that the pull-up station you are using does not have neutral grip handles). The V-Bar handles will be facing down so that you can hang from the pull-up bar through the use of the handles.
  2. Once you securely place the V-bar, take a hold of the bar from each side and hang from it. Stick your chest out and lean yourself back slightly in order to better engage the lats. This will be your starting position.
  3. Using your lats, pull your torso up while leaning your head back slightly so that you do not hit yourself with the chin-up bar. Continue until your chest nearly touches the V-bar. Exhale as you execute this motion.
  4. After a second hold on the contracted position, slowly lower your body back to the starting position as you breathe in.
  5. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.

Variations:

  • If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength to perform it, use a pull-up assist machine if available. These machines use weight to help you push your bodyweight.
  • Otherwise, a spotter holding your legs can help.

On the other hand, more advanced lifters can add weight to the exercise by using a weight belt that allows the addition of weighted plates.



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Jun 18, 2012 7:40 AM: Still like chins or wide grip pull ups more.



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May 18, 2012 11:43 AM: i can feel it in my Lats. first time doing this exercise and i like it. i feel like is i have more strength in this position. i recommend this exercises for the lats.



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Jul 16, 2011 10:00 AM: Lovin the burn. Ouch!



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May 19, 2010 8:11 AM: the best



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