Simple and easy to use, the banded pull-up has many of the smarter gyms starting beginners off using this method.
Allowing you to actually do the pull-up, on the bar, nearly exactly the same as a bodyweight pull-up, there are lots of reasons to love this technique.
All of the changes you can make on the ‘pull-downs’ technique, you can do here too.
Changing the number of bands, band thickness, and length of the band.
Remember that a normal bodyweight pull-up has the following difficulty profile:
Hard (bottom position pull)
Medium (middle section)
Hard (top of the pull)
However, using the band, this is a little different. Since the band is help much more when tighter, the pull-up profile is more like this:
Easy (bottom position – band tightest and helping most)
Medium (middle section – band still helping, but not as much)
Hard (top of the pull – band now loose and no longer helping)