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January 27, 2022 3 min read

Everyone has their own way of carrying out their exercises. It is up to them to use their equipment to the best of their abilities to achieve a body that they would be satisfied with. Some people prefer to utilise the most minimal amenities to achieve their fitness goals, one of which is the use of POWERBANDS®.

If you happen to be one of them, chances are, you are trying to find new ways to incorporate your pull-ups with it. In such a case, let us help you with the following band-assisted pull-up suggestions.

The Different Types of Band-Assisted Pull-Ups

A band-assisted pull-up is a routine wherein you use a band to aid you in the movement. This type of pull-up can be performed in two different ways: the alternating and the assisted.

1. The Alternating Band-Assisted Pull-Up

The alternating band-assisted pull-up is performed by using two bands. You tie one band around a solid object, such as a pull-up bar and the other band around your waist.

You have to get on the platform and grab the bar with your hands shoulder-width apart to perform the routine. Having done so, you extend your legs and allow them to relax. Using your arms, you pull yourself up to the bar. As you pull your body up, the resistance provided by the band around your waist will push your feet up into the air.

Once you are almost parallel to the floor, you can bend your knees and drop your feet back down. This way, you can slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.

As you perform the exercise, you will have to make sure that you maintain a straight line from your head to the back of your knees throughout the whole movement. This would ensure that your legs are aiding in the movement rather than your arms.

2. The Assisted Band-Assisted Pull-Up

The assisted band-assisted pull-up is performed similarly to the alternating band-assisted version. However, this time, you would be using only one band around your waist.

One of the main differences would be getting on the platform with two bands instead of one. One band should be placed above the back of your neck and the other around your waist.

Assuming that you are using the same amount of resistance in both bands, you will have to make sure that you use the one around your waist to assist you with the activity. This will allow you to exhaust your arms first before using the other band to help you pull yourself up.

In the end, you will have used two different bands and two different amounts of resistance to achieve one complete set.

3. The Single Band-Assisted Pull-Up

This is a more intense version of the alternating band-assisted pull-up. If you thought the previous version was challenging, you would be surprised by the effort that this version requires.

The first step is to find a single band that is at least 5 feet long. You will then tie one end of the band around your waist and the other around a weight plate. Next, you will stand on top of a platform and hold on to a sturdy rail.

After you are ready, you will lean forward to grab the rail behind you. Once you are securely holding on to the rail with one hand, you will extend both of your legs while keeping them perpendicular to the platform.

You will soon realise that the band is not long enough to reach the weight plate. This is your cue to pull yourself up by leaning back and pulling on the rail. As you pull yourself up, the band will slide off the plate and, as a result, you will still have enough resistance for your pull-up.

Conclusion

The best thing about the band-assisted pull-ups is that they can be performed almost anywhere. This is important as you will not be able to access a solid object to do the routine all the time.

That said, regardless of the variation that you choose, remember to never compromise on your form and stretch out before every activity.

If you are looking for high-qualityassisted pull-up bands in Australia, look no further than our amazing selections here at POWERBANDS®. We have a wide range of bands that will assist you in getting the most productive workouts in the comfort of your home. Check out our online store for more of our collections and their prices.


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