Chin Ups for Beginners

chin ups for beginners

If you are training at home, a chin up bar is arguably the one essential piece of kit.

I use the Power Bar 2 from Amazon:

How to Do Your First Pull Ups

At your own risk – be careful – slow & controlled chin ups are essential to prevent injury

  • Try putting a chair in front of you to place your feet on – this will make things a lot easier.
  • Draw your belly inwards to activate your core
  • Pull your shoulders blades together slightly to protect your shoulders
  • Try and maintain a 3-1-3 tempo
    3 seconds pulling up, 1 second pause at the top, 3 seconds going down

DO NOT drop down as you extend your arms, you will forcefully hyperextend your elbows and stress your shoulders

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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