Weight Lifting, Weight Training, Bench Press & Bodybuilding
May 18, 2024

The Key to Upper Body Growth
By Jonas Forsberg

The Key to Upper Body Growth

It may be surprising to you, but the key to upper body growth does not involve machines. It does involve bodyweight and free weight exercises, including different versions of push-ups, squats, deadlifts, inverted rows, and most importantly - pullups.

I cannot stress ENOUGH the importance of the pullup. It is the one exercise that has really made the difference for me and my clients.

The mainstream exercises that coaches will implement for most sports are sit-ups and push-ups. Iíve played soccer for nearly my whole life, and that is what we did.

But since then I have learned that even though the pushup is great, it should be performed in conjunction with either a row-type of exercise or a pullup/chin-up.

Donít get me wrong - pullups are not easy. At the beginning they can be very challenging. Do not be surprised, no matter how many pull-downs you can do on a machine, if you still cannot do one pullup in the beginning.

However, it is critical that you keep trying until you can add pullups to your regular workout routine. The following tips will help you:

In the beginning, ask a buddy to help you pull up, but then lower yourself down on your own. If you donít have a buddy you can also use a resistance band - tie the band around the bar and put one of your legs in it for support.

The Key to Upper Body Growth

When you are able to do the pullups on your own, always try to outperform your previous workout. If you did 5 pull-ups in your last workout, try doing 6 this time.

Once you are able to do 10 reps without any help, you can even increase the intensity of the workout by adding more weight to the exercise. You can use a resist vest, a backpack filled with heavy things, or anything similar.

Among other things, pullups will give you a bigger pair of arms, a V-shaped back and wider shoulders.

So even if you havenít yet achieved that six-pack, your waistline will look thinner!

And just one more reminder that, with exercise, more is not always better: There is no need to perform pullups every single day.

Instead, aim for 3 times per week, giving your body the recovery time required in order to be able to outperform yourself at your next workout.

Jonas Forsberg's eBook

Burn Fat At Home - The Manual

Find Out How a Studio Manager From the TV Industry Lost 2,5 Inches of Belly Fat in 2,5 weeks, by Only Working Out 60 min Per Week! Here's What You'll Learn, Including:

    Burn Fat At Home

  • Preparations before starting the program

  • A description on when and where to perform the program.

  • What certain tools I recommend to fire up your workouts.

  • What Burn Fat at Home really is and what training methods it is based around.

  • A total of 15 weeks of rigorously and detailed planned workouts, starting from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced Level.

  • A challenge I created for you to compete with others!

  • FAQ section with all the most common questions that will take you one step closer towards your new life.

More About Burn Fat At Home - The Manual


More Articles by Jonas Forsberg
More Strength Training Articles


Natural Bodybuilding | Growth Factor-1 | Discount Bodybuilding Supplements | Gain Weight Fast | Big Arms | How To Get Ripped
Weight Lifting Programs | Weight Lifting Equipment | Weight Training Articles | Weight Lifting Workouts | Workout Routines
Bench Press Routine | Bench Press Workout | Increase Bench Press | Bench Press Records | Bench Press Chart
Lean Body Mass | How To Run Faster | Bodybuilding Tips | Athlete Celebrity Interviews | Muscle Growth Stories
Muscular System | Healthy Bodybuilding Recipes | Muscle Man | Female Bodybuilders | Weight Lifting Exercises
Powerlifting | Dumbbell Exercise | Muscle Bodybuilding T Shirts | Vince Gironda | Vince Delmonte | Jennifer Nicole Lee
Weight Lifting Accessory | Football Strength Workout | Weight Lifting Belts | Mike Geary
Bench Press | Fitness Links | How To Gain Weight Fast | Strength Blog | Build Muscle Fast | Workout Reviews | Workout Videos
Weight Lifting & Weight Training Tips For Building Muscle Strength
Fitness Models | Strongman | Muscle Building Nutrition | Muscle Growth | Muscle Building Experts

Supplements: Testosterone Booster | Super Fat Burner | Beta Alanine | Creatine Caps | Nitric Oxide NO2 | Muscle Building Supplements | Post Workout Supplement

Articles: Bench Press Tips | Supplement Reviews | Muscular Strength | Bodybuilding Nutrition | Fitness Health | Muscle Building
Fat Loss Tips