Before you start dangling, swinging, and pulling up:
- Your hands are probably weak (sorry). If so, check out the article How to Increase Your Grip Strength.
- Don’t jump right into swinging or pulling, first just hang. Even if that means you keep your feet (lightly) on the ground.
- It is important to learn how to hang with your shoulders down and your shoulder blades rotated back and down. This will help you activate the correct muscles and not hurt yourself.