Pull-ups are a great upper body workout, super shoulder heavy! Make it even more challenging by engaging your core with your legs extended so your body creates a “L” shape.
Modifications can be made when doing this! Progress your way to the L pull up. First start by hanging knees to elbows, just hinging at the hips to bring your knees up. Breathe in and out, exhaling on the effort and drawing your belly button closer to your spine! Engage, engage, engage!
From there, holding your knees to your elbows, pull up ☝️! This is one way to modify it. As you get stronger, slowly extend your legs to straighten to create the “L” shape.
Your grip should be backwards (fingers facing you).
Remember, pull ups are not easy. Most people can’t carry their own body weight or hold their own weight for a long period of time so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it. Just work up to it and don’t give up! “I think I can” » “I know I can!”
Progression is important so modify accordingly and do exercises properly! Form, first and foremost!