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    Safer Pull Ups using Ab Sling?

    An old hand injury has made pull ups more difficult. Is it possible to achieve them with less pain using an Ab sling to take the tension off my hand? Can pull ups be done like this?




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    That's not to assist in pullups. Look into something like versagrips or those quick release straps.
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    I think it's possible and will work the lats but not quite the same as regular pull ups.
    You are as you know disconnecting the lower arm so this might be similar to a pull over machine pulling the elbows down and back.
    I would see how it feels it's worth trying.
    You might try pull-ups using straps to take pressure off the hands and or use a parallel grip.
    I do standing cable pull ins with those straps to lessen hand usage and focus on the lats instead of grabbing a bar and they feel really good.
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    Rather than attempting regular pull-ups using your full, raw body weight, have you tried using bands to assist and take pressure off your hand? Or possibly an assisted pull-up machine?

    It would be lighter weight, but you'd still be performing the movement and engaging the lats like you may not be able to on a specific lat machine.
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