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Ask Stew: Workout Do`s and Don’ts for Those Trying to Max Out Pull-ups | Military.com

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Pull-ups are also part of the eligibility test for service academies using candidate fitness assessments, so at some point, you will find that you need to do pull-ups for your academy career. 

Stew Smith shares his workout dos and don’ts for those looking to maximize their pull-ups. He is a retired Navy SEAL and fitness writer who is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Practicing pull-ups and other pull moves will improve your tactical skills as you will be able to climb over obstacles such as walls and fences, as well as rope climbs found in many military obstacle courses. Here’s how to add volume to your pulling days throughout the week with some classic workouts. 

Workout 1: The PT Pyramid 

Workout 2: Weight Vest (WV) Supersets 

Workout 3: Max Rep Set Workout 



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