Vince Gironda High Pull

One of Vinces favorite exercises for the side delt was a variation on the upright row. He called them “high pulls.”

– Overhand grip on the bar about shoulder-width apart.

– At the “low position” the bar rests on the front of the thighs and the elbows are slightly bent.

– With the elbows pulled high the bar is raised to about the top of your head.

– At the raised position, the bar should be about 12 inches (30 cm) in front of the head.

  1. I wish I could see a video of this exercise performed, I’ve never seen it the way it is described here and can’t do it with a broomstick this way either

  2. An easy-curl, or cambered bar can be used, and is easier on the wrist. Instead of bringing the bar up under your chin, it should end up in front of your face about forehead high. A lighter weight is called for in the beginning!

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