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The perfect pull up is something I aspire to, I have day dreams about being able to complete more than one unassisted pull up. Naturally, when learning a new skill we need to accept that it takes time, patience and effort, after all nothing worth having is easy.

I was recently contacted by a new company called Gladiator Gear who specialise in pull up bands.   Most of you will know resistance bands have a whole host of uses when it comes to workouts; squats to bicep curls, kickbacks to chest presses, and assisted pull ups.  The resistance band can be that extra helping hand you need to push yourself to the next level.

This is how I’m going to train towards an unassisted pull up:


Why choose Gladiator Gear?

Gladiator Gear have designed comprehensive workout guides that provide a range of different exercises to get the most from your band.  Including those elusive pull ups

Rather than buying an off the shelf resistance band, Gladiator Gear’s band selection tool will suggest the correct band for you based on your weight and workout objectives

I was very impressed by the quality of the band. I’m not particularly light, at first I was apprehensive that a band would be able to support my body weight however it was surprisingly sturdy and well made.


What really delighted me was how fast the resistance band turned up.  Within 24 hours I had my band, gym towel and e-guide. If you’re seriously impatient (like me) this is a huge selling point, even more so when there are no postage costs involved.
Currently Gladiator Gear are offering FREE delivery, FREE starter E- Guide and a FREE workout towel with each order and I also have the following discount code for readers of ‘Cake Vs Scales’.



Can you pull up unassisted? Do you have any advice for me?



Disclaimer : I was sent the resistance band for review but all views are my own.