Proper Pull Up Thumb Position

Dr. Eric Serrano MD demonstrates the proper grip including thumb placement to prevent elbow pain during vertical pulling exercises such as pull ups and lat pull downs.

The best thumb positions to perform pull ups, neutral grip pull ups and chin ups.

Never let the joint capsule support your entire body weight during a pull up movement. Focus the exercise tension on your latissimus dorsi.

Dr. Serrano identifies poor lower latissimus dorsi function.