There are a small number of strength moves that work multiple muscle groups, can be done with the simplest of equipment (or none) almost anywhere, and can be varied in intensity based on where you currently are strength-wise.
Your workout time is scarce and you need to invest some of it in endurance, flexibility and balance. too. So these multi-benefit, do-anywhere, grow-with-you strength moves are key for the OlderBeast.
Pull-ups are one of these exercises, and they should be part of your routine, man. Even if you’re not sure the last time you did one. Or maybe, to be honest, you’re not sure you currently can do one. I’ve been there, too. Then you start trying them, then you start doing then, and you don’t ever have to go back to “not sure.”
So let’s discuss why pull-ups are so strongly recommended, and how to get started no matter where you currently are capability-wise for this challenging exercise.