Chin Up

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Lats
Secondary Muscle(s) Biceps, Middle Back, Forearms
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Pull

Chin Up Instructions

  • Grab at a chin-up bar with palms facing you and situated within shoulder width apart.
  • Allow yourself to hang from the bar for starting position.
  • Begin by pulling yourself up in a steady, controlled path until your chin reaches above the bar.
  • Lower yourself slowly back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat for desired reps.

Chin Up Tips

  • Refrain from swinging motions or quickly dropping yourself.
  • Use an assisted chin-up/pull-up machine if you cannot yet move your bodyweight.
  • Use slow, controlled movements.
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