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Chin Up

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Chin Up

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Back

Detailed Muscle Group : Traps

Other Muscle Groups : Biceps

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Pullup Bar

Difficulty : Intermediate

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How To Perform Exercise

The Chin-Up exercise is one of the most basic and best exercises for building strength in the back and arms.

Steps :

1.) Start off by grabbing the bar with an overhand grip, letting your body hang from the bar and keeping your arms straight as this will be your starting position.

2.) Once in position, slowly pull yourself up so that your chin is higher than the bar, squeezing your back muscles and lats and hold for a count.

3.) Return back to the starting position and repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.

Tips :

1.) Your legs should stay in line with your torso throughout this exercise.