Chest to Bar Pull-up Progressions

Your progress matters to us. We are constantly reviewing and trying to improve our training methods.  Success is measured by your progress.  Lots of people struggle with shoulder strength.  Movements depending on shoulder strength are a constant area of concern to us.  The basics, such as pull-ups, push-ups, military press, dips – to say nothing of more advanced movements like handstands, handstand push-ups, and muscle-ups – are all problem areas. We know how to do better.  This requires taking 3 steps backwards and developing an upper back strength that has not been properly emphasized before.  No reason for any of you to be discouraged about this; the shortcoming is ours.  Fixing the problem is not very complicated though.  We just need to backtrack and develop the strength required to perform chest to bar (or rings) pull-ups.

All of your shoulder problem areas will improve as your develop chest to bar pull-ups.


Level 4 CrossFit Seattle: Chest to Bar Pull-up Progressions from Nancy Meenen on Vimeo.