Where ever I go I find people abandoned by the fitness industry!
My evidence for this is the failure of so many people to be able to do a pull up.
Ive written about this phenomenon in the past. Often in slightly rude, slightly risque, terms.
But let me, again, emphasise how to get your first pull up.
Obviously any arm strength helps. If you’ve been bicep curling , doing push ups, tricep extensions, some other weird body building isolation exercise you got off the internet, you must be better of than someone who hasn’t used their arms since birth, but as my rude article “Pull ups and girls” proved, generic exercises do not give you pull ups.
When working through my home training courses, the chances are you will need a pull up bar. Many landlords won’t let you screw them into a wall, so get one that slides in and out of a door way. I’ve liked the JML one because, like me, its been around for ages,