What are the requirements of this program? Do I need to already be able to do pull ups to join?
No! You don’t need to ever have ever done a pull up in your life to do this program. Sure, you’ll be busting out pull ups faster if you have some upper body strength already, but if you work hard and you’re determined, you can do pull ups—no matter what your current fitness level is.
What if I can already do a pull up, can this program still help me?
Definitely. If you can already do one (or a few) pull ups, yet are having trouble progressing even further, this program will give you the tools and progressions you need to start busting out even more pull ups.
What equipment do I need to do the program?
You’ll definitely need a pull up bar, whether you have one in your home, at your gym or at an outdoor fitness park. Ideally you’ll also have access to a dip bar low bar of some sort, but if not, don’t worry—we’ll help you figure out a creative alternative.
How often do I have to work out?
For both the included beginner and intermediate programs, we recommend you train two to three times a week, along with your other workouts. Any less than that and you won’t progress very quickly—too much more than three or four times a week and you won’t give your muscles the rest they need to recover and grow stronger.
Can women join Pull Up Mastery?
YES! I highly encourage women of all strength levels to join this program. Not only will being able to do pull ups make you feel strong and confident, it will also impress the guys (this should not be your main motivator, but it is kinda fun). Keep in mind though that if you’re starting out with a low level of upper body strength, your progress will be slower—but work hard and stay consistent and you will get there.
Can I do additional training on top of this program?
Yes, definitely! Pull Up Mastery is meant to be combined with an active lifestyle and is perfect alongside your other HIIT training or sports you enjoy. If you’re looking for an additional full body training program to go alongside Pull Up Mastery, check out our 90-day Fitter Faster Stronger HIIT training program.