Pull-ups require a pull-up bar. The bar can be freestanding or mounted on a wall or door frame as long as it is secure enough to hold the weight of the person doing the pull-ups. To do a pull up, grip the bar with your palms facing away from you, and hang with your arms straight and your knees bent. Slowly lift yourself until your chin is above the bar, then lower to the starting position.Continue Reading
Make sure you have a firm grasp of the bar with your palms facing away from you and your hands roughly shoulder width apart. Straighten your arms, and let your body hang.
Bend your knees, and use your arm muscles to slowly pull yourself up until your chin clears the top of the bar. Keep your body steady throughout this process.
With your body tense and still, gradually lower yourself to the hanging position to complete one pull up.