60 minute intermediate shoulder workout with a pull up bar at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute intermediate shoulder workout with a pull up bar at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

60 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Pike Press Up
  • Yoga Press Ups
  • Pronated Chin Over Bar Hold
  • Circuit 2
  • Eccentric Pull up
  • Hanging Leg Raises With Legs Straight
  • Pull Up
  • Circuit 3
  • Chin Up
  • Bent Arm Pull Up Isometric

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Pike Press Up

Complete 14 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Pike Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Pike Press Up correctly:

  • Create a tripod with your hands and head
  • Do no flare out elbows aggressivly
  • Move slowly with control.

Yoga Press Ups

Complete 11 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Yoga Press Ups

Follow these cues to perform Yoga Press Ups correctly:

  • Use your triceps and shoulders to slide your head toward your feet from the bottom of press up position.

Pronated Chin Over Bar Hold

Complete 25 seconds

Coaching Tips For Pronated Chin Over Bar Hold

Follow these cues to perform Pronated Chin Over Bar Hold correctly:

  • Create a lot of tension in the upperback
  • Do not let the chin rest on the bar
  • Keep the core tight and the feet and toes together at all times.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Eccentric Pull up

Complete 5 repetitions

The eccentric pull up is one of the most effective vertical pull variations.

Benefits of Eccentric Pull up

The main benefit of the eccentric pull up is it helps build strength in the vertical pull movement pattern which means it can be used to help people move towards their first pull up.

How To Do Eccentric Pull up

  1. Use a bench or box to find the starting position with control. This will allow stability going into an exercise which requires a lot of control.
  2. Pause slightly at the top to illustrate control of the movement.
  3. Lower yourself towards the floor, keeping a tight midline throughout.
  4. Move through the full range of motion, including the very end of the movement until the arms are fully extended.

Coaching Tips For Eccentric Pull up

Follow these cues to perform Eccentric Pull up correctly:

  • Start with your chin over the bar, use a bench or a box to find the position
  • Control the descent as much as able
  • Keep your spine travelling in a straight line.

Hanging Leg Raises With Legs Straight

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Hanging Leg Raises With Legs Straight

Follow these cues to perform Hanging Leg Raises With Legs Straight correctly:

  • Raise the legs to hip level till they are in the l-hang position and lower them down slowly.

Pull Up

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Pull Up

Follow these cues to perform Pull Up correctly:

  • Keep feet together and core tight
  • Do not use any momentum or add speed to the eccentric.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Chin Up

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Chin Up

Follow these cues to perform Chin Up correctly:

  • Keep feet together and core tight
  • Do not use any momentum or add speed to the eccentric.

Bent Arm Pull Up Isometric

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Bent Arm Pull Up Isometric

Follow these cues to perform Bent Arm Pull Up Isometric correctly:

  • Hold as stable position as possible creating a lot of tension in the biceps and upper back
  • Keep the feet and toes together.

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