Pull Ups and How-To show Power in the Gym


The Beast Sensor is a dynamic strength tracker that gives you flexibility and freedom to track everything you do in the gym.

Pull ups are a great workout that show primal strength, and makes you look huge! Pull ups help develop a strong back and lats that give you that coveted ‘V’ shape look that makes you look leaner.

If you want to look leaner make sure to work on your lats and do pull ups as it will help you look leaner. Pull ups not only work your back, but your arms and core as well and should be a staple in your workout program. Whether you need assistance using bands to weighted pull ups, you should have them in there.

Beast will track the speed and power of your pull ups as you progress from doing 1 to adding weight. Beast will help show you power and explosiveness in the weight room!




by RobbyNap

Midwest boy from the USA and a lover of travel, coffee, and whiskey. I am excited by all things sports related and marketing. Former Division III Collegiate Athlete from Simpson College, Semi Pro Football Player for the Des Moines Blaze, and currently coaching American Football for the Milano Seamen. Passionate about life, family, and lifting. I have a degree in Marketing with a Minor in Exercise Science, as well as completing a Master's in International Marketing Management in Milano.


    Great article regarding pullups. Do you have any resources on how to use my beast sensor for overall programming of my lifts? I’m confused on how many total sets to do from day to day per lift or bodypart.

    • Great question. We have some contents in the work around this.

      A good rule of thumb per day is 3×10 per lift per body part. But depending on your goals, i.e. bulking, weight loss, etc you might want to add more volume but maybe less weight. I tend to like to do 5 sets of 8-12 per exercise.

      Hope this helps!

      – R
      Beast Team

  • Jen Lee

    Hi is there a way of looking at stability in the pull-ups, for example if you pull more with one arm than the other?

  • Alex Rusinov

    Any suggestions for using the Beast for Dips

    • Alessandro Freddo

      I customize the Dips exercise. Wear the beast sensor in the socks, or if you have the appropriate bend, in the ankle.

      • Alex Rusinov

        Yeah I tried that too many real reps missed and many ghost reps from feet swinging

        • Alessandro Freddo

          yeah, you have to stay very fix and still while you are diping, I have good result and no fake reps, My speed is <1m/s

    • Robby Napoli

      @alexrusinov:disqus what I like to recommend for dips, pull ups, and jumps if you do not have the Beast Vest is to put the Sensor in the waistband of your shorts or trousers. Being center mass will provide you with the most accurate read out and should take away the reps from swinging.

  • Alessandro Freddo

    The problem exist when you want to measure exercises which the concentric phase is up-down (i.e. lat machine) and not down-up like the most part of exercises.

    • Robby Napoli

      @alessandrofreddo:disqus True but the algorithm is set up for that and will still you an accurate reading of speed and power.

  • Harald

    Wish the articles would have more substance. For example this one, says nothing at all beyond the obvious. So, RobbyNap, pls put a little bit more thought into your contributions.
    The sensor provides a lot of info and what we all want to know is how to best use these data for progress.