I'm looking for more exercises I can do at home, and I'm thinking of getting a pull up bar. But I can't actually do pull ups yet. What exercises would you guys recommend to build up to doing pull ups, aside from repeatedly failing at doing pull ups?
I train at a martial arts gym and I have access to some weights there. My upper body strength is pretty shit right now so I've just been trying to lift some free weights at home a little each day. I don't really have a set routine and when I'm at the gym I prefer to focus on technique stuff rather than fitness stuff, but I can set aside some extra time on the weekends.