March 14, 2013

Women Can Absolutely Do Pull-Ups, a Lot of Them

Kyle Hill, Scientific American


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As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of “test piece” of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off). Most either never try a pull-up after they leave high school gym class, or fail, but many succeed, especially women.

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TAGGED: Biomechanics, Exercise, Womens Health

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