When asked why pull-ups are a part of your training program, you’ll likely respond with one of four answers:
1. To improve your upper body strength
2. To increase the size and improve the appearance of your upper back
3. You were told to do them
4. They’re your favorite activity
The pull-up is a staple in almost everyone’s strength and conditioning program, and rightfully so; pull-ups are one of the best ways to train your lats. Your lats are very strong and powerful extenders, adductors, and internal rotators of your shoulder.