Chin-Up

The a chin-up is a variation of the pull-up exercise in which the reps are performed with the palms facing toward the body, in an underhand position, with a grip that is narrower than shoulder-width. Like other pull-up variations, it builds strength and muscle in the upper back, biceps, and core, but it utilizes the biceps slightly more than overhand pull-ups. It can be used as a more shoulder-friendly alternative to straight-bar pull-ups, or to help perform more reps than you can perform overhand.

Benefits

  1. Strengthens the muscles of the lats (latissimus dorsi), biceps, upper back, core, and grip
  2. Requires no equipment other than a bar
  3. Like pull-ups, can build absolute strength for low reps, or strength endurance for higher reps
  4. Many people find it slightly easier and shoulder-friendly than overhand pull-ups
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