- Resistance training
- Two-leg knee dominant exercises
- Single-leg knee dominant exercises
- Hip dominant leg exercises
- Hybrid focus leg exercises
- Upper body press
- Upper body pull
- Shoulder stability exercises
- Olympic lifts
- Chop and lift
- Core conditioning
Planes of Motion
The chin-up is an excellent exercise to develop strength in the upper back, the posterior shoulder region and the arms.
Together with the parallel-grip pull-up, the chin-up is the easiest variant of the pull-up. The underhand grip enhances the involvement of the biceps brachii.
Grasp the bar with an underhand grip (palms facing the body), about shoulder-width apart or narrower.
The arms are straight and the shoulder blades are elevated.
Initiate the pull by pulling the shoulder blades back and down.
Pull the body up until the chin is above the bar.
Do not cheat by swinging the legs up.