Side-to-Side Pull-Up

Calisthenics / Intermediate

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How to do the Side-to-Side Pull-Up:

Muscles Worked

Shoulders secondary Biceps secondary Forearms secondary Middle back secondary Lats primary Muscles diagram

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The side-to-side pull-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, forearms, and middle back ...more

The side-to-side pull-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, biceps, forearms, and middle back.

The only side-to-side pull-up equipment that you really need is the following: chin-up bar. There are however many different side-to-side pull-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of side-to-side pull-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper side-to-side pull-up form is easy with the step by step side-to-side pull-up instructions, side-to-side pull-up tips, and the instructional side-to-side pull-up technique video on this page. The side-to-side pull-up is a pull exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the side-to-side pull-up video, learn how to do the side-to-side pull-up, and then be sure and browse through the side-to-side pull-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Cross your ankles to help keep your body stationary.
  2. Keep your body stationary, moving only your arms for this exercise.
  3. Use a spotter to hold your legs when you first start doing this exercise.

Variations

  1. Bring yourself to the same side for a complete set and then switch sides.
  2. Bring yourself straight up for a regular pull up in-between switching sides.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Cross your ankles to help keep your body stationary.
  2. Keep your body stationary, moving only your arms for this exercise.
  3. Use a spotter to hold your legs when you first start doing this exercise.

Variations

  1. Bring yourself to the same side for a complete set and then switch sides.
  2. Bring yourself straight up for a regular pull up in-between switching sides.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound