Chin ups

#1
Alright. Just wondered if anyone knew of any exercises etc that can improve your chin ups except the obvious one of "do more chin ups". I have good upper body strength but having trouble with my chin ups any help would be much appreciated. ta
 
#3
Do supported chip ups, but unfortunatly it is a case of do more.

Get one of the bars from Argos to go in your door, they if you do a couple every time you go through it, it builds up and works. It is harder to do it on one of these than the Gym test bar, thus you can end up suprising yourself a bit if you work at it.

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#4
Another good method is to do pyramids ie:

1, rest, 2, rest, 3, rest, 4, rest, 5, rest, 4, rest, 3, rest, 2, rest, 1. Total of 25 reps!

Once a month do a max effort to see how much you have improved.

I find adopting a similar priniciple for any new exercise has helped me improve, just alter the number of reps as appropriate.
 
#5
Try doing three sets, with the first set being say 50% of your max amount the next being 75% of your maximum amount and then do the final set to failiure (i.e, until you can do no more), give yourself few few days in between doing this in order for your muscles to recover. Also, try doing chins with your palms facing out occasionally too, these are harder than the palms in and you will find that when you have been doing them for a while the palms in type will be easier.
 
#6
At the moment as i've just started getting myself fit. I do mine on the pull/chin up equipment with help from the knee seat at 30kg and do sets of 15 and then on the Sunday when i go i do them without the help and see how many i can do. But i only do pull ups (palm facing away from you). I seem to be able to do chin ups easily lol.
 
#7
hi quick question got my fitness test the end of march at adsc and just in the gym today and got told off for doing pull ups palms facing me 1)because he said its palms facing out at selection 2)it looked too easy for me and if i do them the other way palms out ill get better at the other way. does anyone know what the technique is at adsc??
 
#10
The heaves at ADSC are easier than doing them on a steel bar, the wood beam supports your wrists thus enabling you to do a few more
 
#11
I had problems with the heaves at the beginning too. As deadly homer mentioned if you have access to a gym lat pulldowns will help. Also try some negative chin ups. Basically this involves pulling yourself up once and slowly letting yourself down over 30-45 seconds. This really helped me and you see results quite quickly.
 
#13
The ladder method is the one I have found to be best as it allows you to do a lot more reps than normal but without killing you, therefore you can do more the next day! :)
 
#16
carper said:
As anyone got any ideas of how i can do them, im 6' 2" and the doorways are way to small for me to do them in
Dig a two foot hole underneath your doorway! The DHE don't mind as long as you explain that it is for pull ups!

Oh yes! It is important that you do not dig the hole in an upstairs doorway!















I'm joking!
 
#17
LtTrousersnake said:
carper said:
As anyone got any ideas of how i can do them, im 6' 2" and the doorways are way to small for me to do them in
Dig a two foot hole underneath your doorway! The DHE don't mind as long as you explain that it is for pull ups!

Oh yes! It is important that you do not dig the hole in an upstairs doorway!


lol@ the hole....

Go to the gym ya lazy tw@t!!













I'm joking!
 
#18
Not in the doorway...

Ive got the argos bar in my hallway. Perfect height and room for your head above the bar too!

There might be a high dado rail in your hall, screw it in to the wall just above that, for extra support.

Also try and keep your legs straight as when/if you are being assessed on them if the staff see you imitating riding a bike with your legs youl get a bollocking.
 
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#20
hrlyndon said:
Hey,

I brought myself a powerbar and in the 4 weeks i have had it i have seen a great improvement. it does not go in the middle of the door frame it hooks on one side and the 2 bars are positioned on the opposite side, outside of the door frame great for tall people. got mine off eBay

Holly.

Info on this site

http://www.ukfitnesssupplies.co.uk/...Ltd/POWERBAR?gclid=CKjdp-XC9IkCFQyDEAodzjeBDA
Damm it i wish i saw this before i brought my bar about 3 weeks ago lol. Oh well i will stick with my door frame bar and keep bending my legs :D
 
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