Use Ladders to Do More Pull Ups!

In today’s video I’m going to talk to you about pull up ladders.

Ladders are a great way to increase your strength on pull ups. I’ve had numerous clients over the years that I’ve used this technique with. For many of them it has gotten them from doing one or two pull ups up to six or seven in a very short amount of time.

This is how I got through my ten pull up barrier I’d been chasing for a long time. It has even gotten some people I know from zero pull ups to doing two or three.

Watch the video below to learn how to use pull up ladders in your training:

(video recap)

If you can do say, three pull ups right now, you’ll start off by doing one single pull up. Start with that one pull up then rest thirty seconds. Now do two pull ups and rest for about 45 seconds. Do three pull ups and rest for 60-90 seconds and then repeat.

If you want to keep the workout going you can do a plank hold in between sets. If you can do six or seven pull ups you can do a ladder of 2-4-6. If you can’t do any pull ups, put a box in front of you and use your foot to push off the box with one leg and boost yourself up over the bar.

Do that two or three times a week and watch your pull up numbers go through the roof!


One more thing … the pull up ladder technique/training method, done consistently, is a great, super simple, and effective way to bump your pull up #’s up fast.

BUT – if doing more pull ups is a big priority in your training – I highly recommend THIS program.

It’s a comprehensive SYSTEM to help you get more pull ups … and it addresses ALL the aspects you need to do more.

PLUS, through this link, you can get it at a special “Friends of Forest” price!  Can’t beat that 😉


Okay, that’s it for now.  Train hard, and talk soon –

Forest Vance, MS, CPT, RKC II

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