Towel Pull-Up

Calisthenics / Intermediate

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Equipment Needed

  • Chin-Up Bar
  • Towel

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Sitewide Performance

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  • 36 reps
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  • 165 reps
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  • 2
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Average Sitewide Towel Pull-Up Reps

  • 36 reps
    average reps
  • 165 reps
    best reps
  • 2
    times logged
  • #2K
    popularity rank

Average Male Towel Pull-Up Reps

  • 0 reps
    average reps
  • 0 reps
    best reps
  • 0
    times logged
  • #5K
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Average Female Towel Pull-Up Reps

How to do Towel Pull-Up:

Muscles Worked

Details

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

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

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

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

Tips

  1. Bend your knees so that your feet are not close to touching the ground.
  2. Squeeze the rope as hard as you can when pulling yourself up.
  3. Try not to rock your body in order to pull yourself up. Keep body perpendicular to the ground and pull straight up.

Variations

  1. Perform a towel L pull-up by raising your legs up so that they are parallel to the ground as you pull yourself up.
  2. Complete exercise with arms staggered. Alternate sets with one arm higher than the other.
  3. Slide rope so that your hands switch at the top of the pull-up. This is done by staggering your hands so that your right hand is higher than your left hand on the towel. After you pull-up slide rope so that your left hand is now higher than the right hand and lower yourself down. Repeat.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

1 Review

  • kcox418
    about 9 years ago
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    Dont tie a knot at the end! And it'll help on hand strength. Its a lot harder that way.

Equipment Needed

  • Chin-Up Bar
  • Towel

Tips

  1. Bend your knees so that your feet are not close to touching the ground.
  2. Squeeze the rope as hard as you can when pulling yourself up.
  3. Try not to rock your body in order to pull yourself up. Keep body perpendicular to the ground and pull straight up.

Variations

  1. Perform a towel L pull-up by raising your legs up so that they are parallel to the ground as you pull yourself up.
  2. Complete exercise with arms staggered. Alternate sets with one arm higher than the other.
  3. Slide rope so that your hands switch at the top of the pull-up. This is done by staggering your hands so that your right hand is higher than your left hand on the towel. After you pull-up slide rope so that your left hand is now higher than the right hand and lower yourself down. Repeat.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound