The assisted pull-up machine uses counterbalance weights, which means the higher the weight you set the machine at, the easier the exercise becomes. There are many benefits to using this machine including, strengthening your back muscles, shoulder, and arm muscles, and improving overall body strength. To start off, set the weight to 20 pounds less than your weight, complete three to five reps, and then adjust the weight accordingly.To perform a lat pull-up:
- Securely set the pin on the weight you decide.
- Stand on the platform, and hold onto the outer handles. Place yourself onto the lever once you are comfortable to do so. Your start position will be on the ground. Keep your abs engaged, spine neutral, and shoulders pressed down and back.
- Pull yourself up as far as possible, making sure to keep your abs engaged and your shoulders pressed down and back. Slowly release down until your arms are almost straight. Repeat for the desired amount of reps.
- When getting off of the machine, be sure to pull yourself all the way to the top first. Then exit onto the platform.
Click the video below to eatch with Rochester Hills Trainers, Drew + Jake demonstrate how to effectively use the pull up machine! 💪💪💪 We challenge everyone to try pull ups this week- with our without the assistance 😅