What should your Pull-up Look Like?!

pull-ups Jul 21, 2022

I like to break up the pull-up a bit differently from MOST people.... here in Angela's Coaching World we call this 

Start from the Bottom now we here....

Why do I call the pull-up break down this?!

Because think about it...we are literally starting from the bottom (standing below the bar) and pulling ourselves up (chin above the bar) 

So I'm going to break the pull-up down for you step by step so that you truly understand it. Really take note of EACH part of this! It will help YOU become successful in your pull-up journey to finally conquer your pull-up OR increase your max! 

We will go over the following:

  • Where do your arms go? 
  • How should it look? 
  • Where do your hands go? 
  • Thumbs over or under the bar?! 
  • What the hell do I do with my legs during all of this? 
  • Where should my elbows be bending to? 

Step 1: Hang on the bar with arms a little further than shoulder width apart, wrist are neutral


Step 2: Thumbs can be...

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#1 Beginner Pull-up Mistake 😫😱 | And it's NOT what you may think

pull-ups Jul 21, 2022

Seriously, this is the secret that NO ONE is telling you that will help you get that pull-up faster. And it’s NOT what you might think

It all has to do with…you ready? Overhead Range of Motion. That right…you’re probably thinking what the actual F*ck….no one has ever told me this… they just throw me on the bar and make me do assisted pull-ups..

But have no fear.. I am here and to your rescue! 

In the beginning of my Pull-up Programs I ALWAYS have the crew members assess their Overhead Range of motion using a simple test. Now it’s important to know something, mobility is NOT just being able to get to a certain point, it’s being able to get to that point and functionally move.  Watch Full Video Below

IF you do the test in the video and you can’t touch your pinkies to the wall comfortably that does NOT mean that you are doomed and never getting your pull-up. It just means this is an area we can work on so...

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8 Phases of Getting your Pull-up

pull-ups Jul 21, 2022

So many people think the "win" of getting their pull-up is getting that chin above the bar. While "yes" the goal is to do that I feel like so often they forget about the "in-between movements" along their journey as they are getting stronger. 

Getting your pull-up is NOT a linear Journey..it’s literally a rollercoaster ride. One day you feel strong the next day you feel like you took ten steps backward. 

So I personally create 8 Phases of Getting your Pull-up. You will use these to identify where you are at currently. This is a game-changer for a few reasons:

  1. You can identify where you are at currently 
  2. You can identify what the next phase is that you are going to work towards
  3. You can nail down where you are "stuck" so that you can work on the correct areas to improve your strength 
  4. You can track your progress

8 Phases to Getting Your Pull-up 

Phase 1: Can hang of the bar for a few seconds but that is it 

Phase 2: Can hang the...

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How to get your first Pull-up (Female Friendly)

pull-ups Jul 21, 2022

So you are ready to conquer your first ever pull-up. Maybe you aren't sure where to start? Maybe you have tried them in the past...but you got fed up because the drills you found online just where not working. Maybe...you tried the assisted pull-up bands or assisted pull-up machines but then when you tried to do them from a dead hang...nadda...nothing..

I get it. My clients would always come to me with a goal of getting their pull-ups. So I started to do some research and realized that there really is nothing out there that really takes you through it step by step. Yes, they may give you the generic moves you see in every instagram post. But there is SOO much more involved in a pull-up. 

So here I will take you through a method that has helped over 500 women crush their pull-up. Three main components we work with are mobility, stability & strength. 



What exactly is mobility? For a pull-up it's not ONLY being able to raise your hands...

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It’s Not JUST About the Pull-Up: Conquering Your Pull-Up is Conquering Life

podcast pull-ups Jul 18, 2022

Today we’re going to be talking about pull-ups… but we’re not going to be talking about pull-up technique or how to do a pull-up, we’re going to be talking about WHY learning a pull-up can be a life-changing experience.

I started my pull-up coaching journey when I owned my own gym and I had tons of clients, especially female clients, coming to me and telling me that their biggest fitness goal was to learn a pull-up. Pull-ups can be intimidating, and the process is truly like a roller coaster. One week you’re making gains, and the next week, you can’t seem to make any progress.

As women, we may have been told our entire lives that we’re not strong enough to do it. NOT ANYMORE. You can learn a pull-up! You are strong enough. You can be patient enough. 

When you do something you think you can’t do, it will translate to other facets of your life. Approaching your pull up is like anything in life: you make small changes, little by...

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How Pull-Ups Can Transform Your Life with Liz Plosser

Liz Plosser is the Editor-in-Chief for Women’s Health Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family, and like all of us, she’s trying to live her happiest, healthiest day every day. 

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how I coached Liz to reach her goal to finally learn how to do a pull-up. We’ll chat about the roller coaster ride of learning a pull-up, how working towards a goal and achieving that goal can change your life, working through injuries, and finding the right community to support you.

Pull-ups can seem almost impossible, and we often believe that we can’t do them. This is especially true for women. But guess what… you’re stronger than you think! You CAN get a pull-up if you put in the work. It will be a roller coaster ride for sure, and some days are harder than others, but you are capable of getting a pull-up. Like anything in life, you need to have a goal, and the process or reaching that goal is full of...

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