Knowing the correct way to perform an exercise is essential for getting stronger and also crucial to prevent injury. In the latest installment of the Touchstone training videos, Justin Alarcon demonstrates how to properly perform a pull-up.
"A pull-up is the most basic and perhaps the oldest climbing exercise around," says Touchstone trainer Justin Alarcon. "While this exercise is often over-emphasized by many aspiring climbers, this exercise is a simple way of strengthening the pulling muscles we all use when our technique is forgotten."
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