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Band Assisted Pull-ups and More

I have created a video tutorial below to discuss different ways to use resistance bands as a means to progress with bodyweight movements such as pull-ups, dips, and pushups.  I first demonstrate the traditional band assisted pull-up, and then discuss a horizontal variation that isn’t as common.

You will also see how bands can intensify the pull-up and allow for a limited impact explosive pushup variation.

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11 Comments so far

  1. Bill Bredeck March 16th, 2011 4:33 pm

    thanks for the great ideas, Ross! I have 2 teenage sons and the bands are a great way to get them the reps, build some explosiveness, gain confidence(not to mention let the old man crank out a few more pain free reps!).

  2. Michal Bohumel March 16th, 2011 5:55 pm

    Great options for people to get stronger and mix their training sessions.
    Thanks Ross

  3. jamie March 16th, 2011 8:08 pm


    You’ve noticeably put on some mass. Nice to know you practice what you preach!

  4. Ads March 16th, 2011 8:35 pm

    thanks ross

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  6. Abdonda March 17th, 2011 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the post (and video tutorial). I think you’ve managed to cover a lot in this one video.

  7. Rob March 17th, 2011 10:11 pm

    incredibly useful information as always! Thanks!

  8. Javier March 18th, 2011 7:32 pm


    Any ideas on how to use bands to assist on the development of the handstand press?

  9. Steve March 19th, 2011 2:48 am

    Thanks a lot Ross. Going to try to pull up resistance. Glad to see you got some sponsors too.

  10. eric March 25th, 2011 8:15 pm

    Thanks Ross,
    good info. Can the bands system you showed be used for the muscle-up progression?

  11. habsvok January 30th, 2012 8:27 am

    hey , thanks you ross you movies is very very good

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