coming from a female perspective, I was wondering if anyone had any good tips to start doing pull ups. I've been trying to work on all parts of the CFA since I returned from NASS, and I can get: 40ish ft basketball throw 6:15ish mile 70 sit ups 40ish push ups (getting better each day though) 8.6 shuttle run And 0 pull ups. I bombed the CFA during NASS just because 1. I couldn't even reach the pull up bar to start a dead hang And 2. My arms/shoulders are really weak I've read every article possible on how to improve pull ups, or at least the flexed arm hang. Each day I try to improve my flexed arm hang on a bar that I built on my door, but I can't. From a dead hang, I can maybe pull myself up my a couple inches. I want to retake the CFA as soon as I can, but it's quite frustrating. Today I took one of the weights from my family's bench press and was trying to raise it in the same form as a pull up, and I guess I'll see how that goes. I just feel really discouraged since it seems like the CFA/fitness in general is the easiest part to pass for everyone in terms of qualifying for any SA/ROTC. Any tips? Anything is appreciated. Thank you!