Upside-down pull-up

The upside-down pull-up is an advanced bodyweight exercise that is normally performed on a pair of gymnastic rings. It involves pulling the body toward the ceiling in an inverted position. It targets the same muscles as traditional pull-ups, including the lats (latissimus dorsi), biceps, and core. However, the pulling angle is more akin to a bent-over row or upright row, depending on the angle of your hips.


  1. Strengthens the muscles of the lats (latissimus dorsi), biceps, upper back, core, and grip
  2. Can be performed with hips bent to target the back more, or the body straight to target the rear shoulders and traps
  3. Serious core work

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