Not only is the pull-up the granddaddy of back movements, but it's also among the best bodyweight moves. With just a pull-up bar, you can challenge your arms, back, shoulders, and torso (if you're doing it right). If you work a desk job or do a lot of bench presses, pull-ups will also help balance your strength and improve your posture. In the Q&As that follow, our resident experts explain how to properly perform a pull-up and how to bust out a bunch of them—even if you can't do a single one at the moment.
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Evan Gray – Evan Gray is the Associate Producer for CorePerformance.com. He joined the Digital Media team in 2008 from Going.com.