Luckie’s Quick Tips: Close Hand Pull Ups

sloan luckie bannerLooking for a dynamic way to tone your upper body and build upper body strength?  Look no further than the close hand pull up!

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  1. Position hands within shoulders width, palms facing away from your body and contract abs. This is the starting position.
  2. While contracting abs, take 1 second to raise body until chin is above bar. Pause 1 second.
  3. Then, take 3 seconds to lower body to starting position. That is 1 rep.

Do three sets: Set #1: 3 reps; Set #2: 2 reps, Set #3: 1 rep.

For optimal fitness results, balance exercise with healthy nutrition and high quality sleep.


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Sloan Luckie bio picSloan Luckie has the God-given purpose to uplift and encourage others—body, soul and spirit. This purpose is evident through the writing of his two books, Journey to the Jacksons: A Mother’s Bold & Extraordinary Actions to Make Her Child’s Seemingly Impossible Dream Come True and Body Under Construction: How to Build and Maintain Optimal Health at Any Age. His books are meant to inspire people around the world to adopt healthy habits and make positive and bold steps to live life to its fullest. Luckie’s inspirational aptitude has garnered great public and media attention. He has appeared on NBC’s “The Talk with Marion Brooks” (click here to see video interview), “NY1 with Cheryl Wills,” graced the pages of Syd Jerome magazine, and conducted companion food-shopping events, fitness demonstrations, and book signings throughout the country. Sloan also is the founder of Body Under Construction, LLC—an organization devoted to optimal health and fitness.