There are limited number of movements for vertical pulling variations. They are pretty much a variation of:
- Pulling your body towards something (pull up, chin up) or,
- Pulling something towards your body (pulldown).
A few years ago, we came up with an alternative that works on option #2, but also really hammers your grip. Plus it is more fun than the usual options! Check it out below:
(Added up, it was less than $30 to make. I found the pulley on ebay for $20).
Who it’s for: Any one 🙂
Program Design Considerations: Along side other vertical pulling movements, or in place of vertical pulling movements. I have used it with just about every athlete but really like it for Gi Jiu Jitsu players, baseball, football, or any other athlete who needs a strong grip in addition to a strong back.