If one of your New Year's resolutions for 2016 is to get strong and fit (and I hope it is!), there's no better place to start than deciding to conquer pull-ups once and for all.
Pull-ups are an amazing upper-body and core exercise and will make you super strong without adding bulk. Yet, sadly, they're also one that most people — especially women — tend to avoid simply because they look intimidating.
Yet if you've never even been close to doing a single pull-up, don't worry; we all have to start somewhere. Here are four exercises to help you work up to busting out one or more pull-ups in a row: