Intermediate Pull for Paleo Fitness: The Pull-Up
Take a shoulder-width grip on the bar and assume a full dead hang position.
Initiate the pull-up by sucking your shoulders down, bracing your abs, and squeezing your butt (try to flatten the arch out of your back).
Drive your elbows down hard to your sides.
You may find it easier to engage your back if you imagine you’re trying to rip the bar apart or bend the bar in half (like the bench press) while performing a pull-up.
Continue to pull until your throat is against the bar.
Control back down to a full dead hang position and repeat.
Don’t just drop back into a dead hang because you may injure yourself. Control the descent.
Pull-ups make for a great exercise to practice intermittently throughout the day. Hang an easily removable pull-up bar, such as the Iron Gym brand, in your bathroom door. Every time you go to the bathroom, do five pull-ups.