If you are training at home, a chin up bar is arguably the one essential piece of kit.
I use the Power Bar 2 from Amazon:
How to Do Your First Pull Ups
At your own risk – be careful – slow & controlled chin ups are essential to prevent injury
- Try putting a chair in front of you to place your feet on – this will make things a lot easier.
- Draw your belly inwards to activate your core
- Pull your shoulders blades together slightly to protect your shoulders
- Try and maintain a 3-1-3 tempo
3 seconds pulling up, 1 second pause at the top, 3 seconds going down
DO NOT drop down as you extend your arms, you will forcefully hyperextend your elbows and stress your shoulders