Alternating Grip Pull-Up

CLIMBING DRILL 2, EXERCISE 5: ALTERNATING GRIP PULL-UP

Purpose: This exercise develops the ability to pull the body upward while hanging with an alternating grip (Figure 9-33).

Starting Position: Extended hang using the alternating grip, left or right.

Cadence: MODERATE

Count:

  1. Keeping the body straight, pull upward, allowing the head to move to the left or right side of the bar and touch the left or right shoulder to the bar.
  2. Return to the starting position.
Figure 9-33. Alternating grip pull-up

Check Points:

  • If the alternating grip left is used, Soldiers should touch the left shoulder to the bar on count 1.
  • If the alternating grip right is used, Soldiers should touch the right shoulder to the bar on count 1.
  • On count 2, the arms are fully extended to return to the starting position.
  • Throughout the exercise, keep the feet together.

Precaution: Refer to paragraph 9-42 for spotting.

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