V- Bar Pull-Ups – Military Style

V-Bar pull-ups are a great way to build up your upper back musculature. These are a basic strength builder for the military since they require no equipment (these can be done with just your hands gripping the bar) other than a high bar or rafter.

Many lifters suffer from having too weak upper back muscles and therefore this can be a staple exercise to help build those pulling muscles back up to prevent shoulder injuries and poor posture.

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Jess Howland

Jesse "Captain Smash" Howland is the owner of SMASH’s Strength Lab, which offers targeted personal training to reach a variety of fitness and physique goals. A natural bodybuilder, competitive powerlifter, certified personal trainer, and nutrition coach, Jesse is often the go-to resource for personal training Ottawa. He studied Exercise Science at Oregon State University and even trained at the world famous Gold's Gym. He's a former US Army Captain with the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a former blog writer at Veterans Fitness Career College, and former Chief Executive Officer at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). His workouts and personal training are army-inspired to help reach your weightloss, athletic, or physique goals.