Q.How often should you train weighted pull ups?
We recommend training weighted pullups 1-2x per week, performing 3 sets each workout.
Q.Should you do them in the beginning middle or end of you workouts?
Weighted Pullup are a very demanding compound exercise, therefore we recommend performing them as the first exercise in your workout.
Q. Are weighted pullup safe?
Yes they are very safe and its a closed chain movement with zero spinal loading. The only thing to be careful with is that you warm up properly as weighted pull-ups add much more stress on the joints compared to bodyweight.
Furthermore, like in any new exercise don’t go too hard on your first few days! Otherwise you will get cramps and/or be have a lot of muscle soreness the next day.
Lastly, if you are using a dip belt, be cause to make sure the weights and belt is secured so they won’t fall on your toes!
Q. What Muscles are worked in a weighted pull-up?
The muscles worked are the exact same as bodyweight pullups which are the lats, forearms, and biceps.
The one difference is your core will be more activated if you use a dipbelt as your core will be stabilizing the weight. It is very common to have sore abs the next day when you are starting out with weighted puklups.