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See also: pull up


Person doing a pull-up

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pull-up (plural pull-ups)

  1. An exercise done for strengthening the arms and back in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar.
    • 2008, Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xii
      I did lots of push-ups and pull-ups, and my only regret is that I stopped doing them as a young adult when I finally got to work out in health clubs instead of my basement or garage.

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