The journey from zero pull-ups to one pull-up is long, difficult, and may at times seem insurmountable. And then once you get there, victory is fleeting: Every set you attempt contains one measly rep. Either way, you’re going to need some ways to bring that lofty exercise down to earth.
If it’s been a long time since you could clamber across the monkey bars, playgrounds might seem as though they don’t offer many options for upper body workouts. But if you can find some medium-height bars, check out these moves.
Pull-ups and chin-ups are both great strength-building bodyweight exercises, but they’re not the same exercise. People tend to use them interchangeably, but the differences are distinct enough that you should avoid lumping them together.