Are pull-ups enough for back?

You wonder if pull-ups for back are enough? Can you fully train your back with this exercise alone or should you do additional exercises? After reading this article, you will know if pull-ups are enough for your back training, when it makes sense to do additional exercises and which ones are best for it.

Whether pull-ups are enough for your back depends on your training plan. If you do a full body workout, the back is already sufficiently stressed by pull-ups. If you do a split workout, you can do additional exercises for your back.

Full body workout

In a full-body workout, the back is already sufficiently stressed by pull-ups. Alternatively, you can do a horizontal pulling exercise like rowing instead of a vertical pulling exercise like pull-ups or lat pull-downs. While pull-ups and lat pull-downs work the back a little differently than rowing, all of these exercises are suitable for a comprehensive back workout. Therefore, one of these back exercises is sufficient for a total body workout.

Split training

With a split workout, you can work your back much harder than with a full-body workout. While one exercise is sufficient for a full-body workout, you can do pull-ups or lat pull-downs as well as rowing in a split workout. In addition to different angles, you can also vary the grips to give your back a more comprehensive workout. Other exercises you can do for your back include rowing, lat pulldowns and pullovers.

Conclusion

Depending on the training plan you have, you can do more or less back exercises. In a full body workout, pull-ups are enough for the back. In a split workout, you can stress the back with additional exercises. Other back exercises you can do include rowing, lat pulldowns and pullovers.

Did this article help you plan your back workout? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, I look forward to sharing with you. If you have any other questions about pull-ups, you can ask me there too, I’ll be happy to help!

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