Wide-Grip Pull-Up

Calisthenics / Intermediate

3 ratings

Equipment Needed

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  • 7 reps
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Average Sitewide Wide-Grip Pull-Up Reps

  • 7 reps
    average reps
  • 15 reps
    best reps
  • 20
    times logged
  • #145
    popularity rank

Average Male Wide-Grip Pull-Up Reps

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    average reps
  • 0 reps
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  • #686
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Average Female Wide-Grip Pull-Up Reps

How to do the Wide-Grip Pull-Up:

Muscles Worked

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Tips

  1. Go all the way down and all the way up.
  2. Try not to swing your legs.
  3. Control your weight coming down.

Variations

  1. Pull-Up
  2. Close Grip Pull-Up

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

3 Reviews

  • AaronV
    over 3 years ago
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    That wide grip is an extra tough one, but man has it given me a good V taper.

  • TylerS
    almost 3 years ago
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    Have been working on pull-ups for a while, now trying to get better at these too. Awesome challenge and these feel really good!

  • kennyawesome
    almost 3 years ago
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    Great for a new angle, just remember to keep the elbows forward, especially if you have shoulder issues.

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Go all the way down and all the way up.
  2. Try not to swing your legs.
  3. Control your weight coming down.

Variations

  1. Pull-Up
  2. Close Grip Pull-Up

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound