Increasing the number of pull ups you can do seems to be pretty high on the list for everyone lately, and I don't blame them. Pull ups are a compound exercise that work your entire upper body. If done right and often, you can get a tone and firm chest, back, shoulders, and arms.

The trick is doing a lot of them, but most people have trouble doing one! So we wanted to help you out by letting you know about 2 great programs to increase your pull ups.

7 weeks to 50 pull ups

The 7 weeks part is a bit of a misnomer. If you're already doing 15-20 pull ups, this should get you to 50. If you're struggling to get over the bar once, 50 pull ups will take a bit longer. I started this program a few months ago and was able to go from 2-3 unassisted to about 30 in a few months, so I definitely recommend it. I also became even more partial to this program because it includes band assisted pull ups in the preparation section, so you know the guy has good taste.

Barstarzz Pull up program

This program is a little more advanced than the first one, and also requires 5 days per week of pull ups. If you're already knocking out 10-15, you'll want to give this one a shot to up your rep count quickly.

Curious which band or combo is right for you? Check out this chart, or learn more at Our Pull Up Band Page