How To Tell If Something Is Football Specific
When you look at a session or exercise, try to zoom out and think of what's required in a match, what your goals are and remember that NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO LOOK LIKE FOOTBALL to be valuable and help you on the football pitch.
Having similar movements is just one aspect of what you should take into consideration, it totally depends on the intention behind the session or exercise as to whether it's a good choice FOR YOU.
Do pull ups look like anything you do on the pitch? No. But can developing the muscles which are being trained with a pull up help you in protecting the ball and fending off challenges? YES.
Here's a very simple way to ensure you make training choices which are in line with your ⚽ goals!