I love pull ups for a variety of reasons but I particularly like they way they help your back muscles develop so you end up with a nice V-taper. A V-taper describes the look when your torso forms the shape of the letter “V” meaning you have broad shoulders and lats that taper down to a narrow waist. It makes for a pleasing physique.
I do pull ups in the gym but I do them at home too using a pull up bar that is attached to the top of my guest room door. I play games with myself that encourage me to complete a certain number of pull ups in a particular amount of time or to see how many I can do over the course of a day. Sometimes I make a rule that I have to stop and do 10 if I walk down the hallway (which I end up doing MANY times in a day) I try varied grips to hit all the big muscle groups in the back a little differently. My little games are designed to amuse me and serve to get me to complete more pull ups than I might otherwise. They are tricks to help me reach and maintain the goal of keeping my physique in good form. No matter how you get yourself to do them, make sure you include pull ups in your exercise program. The results are worth it!