Scapula pull-ups on pole vs. pull up bar

 
LatinPoler Previous Paid Member
Hi all,
I’m doing some PT sessions to fix/improve my shoulders for pole. They recommended scapula pull ups using a pull up bar to work on the scapula up and down movement when hanging. I don’t have a pull up bar at home but of course I have a pole. 😊
Question: would it be OK to do the scapula pull ups on the pole? The grip is of course different... hands together and one higher than the other, vs. the symmetric pull up bar grip with arms parallel. I don’t mind getting a pull up bar if I need to, they are inexpensive.
Thanks!!
May 10, 2021
Veena
You could use the pole, but I'd buy the bar so you can vary your grip and hand distance. Doing that will more fully target the scapula and it's movement.
May 10, 2021
LatinPoler Previous Paid Member
Thanks Veena!!!
May 10, 2021
monica kay Paid Member
I got my pull up bar from TJ Maxx for only $17! try looking at places like target/ tjMaxx/ Walmart- they have sports sections with very good prices
May 12, 2021
LatinPoler Previous Paid Member
Thanks!! Yes, I’ve eyed a couple on Amazon and Target, both about $25. I may have a look at TJmax or Marshalls, love those stores! But I’m sure I’ll come back home with something else, not only the bar. That will happen in Target too 🤣
By the way, I did the pull ups yesterday on the pole and felt waaaay harder than on the pull up bar. Definitely getting the bar and doing both, alternating!
May 12, 2021
amelia2000 Previous Paid Member
I try to do arms only pull up pole climbs with straddle legs regularly, this is a fantastic strength builder (and energy killer haha I can't do many reps). You can go into a pole sit between pulls if you're not strong enough for arms only

Big achievement for me is that I can get halfway up the pole from the floor without going into a sit between pulls.
May 15, 2021
LatinPoler Previous Paid Member
Thanks Amelia! Yes, that’s a killer strength move too.
May 16, 2021
monica kay Paid Member
LatinPoler: HAHAHAH i totally get what you are saying. i go to tj maxx for one thing and haul out an entire cart of things that I justify as "gifts" but actually just keep them for myself (SMH!!)
May 17, 2021
LatinPoler Previous Paid Member
I ended up getting the pull-up bar from Amazon to avoid temptations 😅
May 18, 2021
 
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