Pull-ups are as important to your upper body as squats are to your lower body. Here are a few different variations to pull-ups:
1. The most common is the overhand wide grip pull-up. This type will target your lats the most.
2. Close grip pull-ups will target your lats, shoulders, forearms and biceps.
3. Reverse grip pull-up (also known as chin ups) will focus more on just your biceps.
4. GET OUT OR YOUR COMFORT ZONE! Assisted pull-ups are a great place to start!
Any variation of a pull-up is the perfect exercise for strengthening your grip. Even if it is just a little bit of progress each week, before you know it, you will be able to do a real pull-up without a band. Iif you are not using a band you may feel tempted to hold a weight/kettlebell in your feet to challenge yourself!
Here is a Quick Guide on how to use a Pull-up Band for an Assisted Pull-up