MY SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT CHIN-UP
The whole idea of BodyFire’s Master Class videos is to give you guys and girls at home some easy to follow tips to perform excises in the most effective and safe way.
There are a huge number of different workout sessions available on line, but it is actually very common that a person may not know how to do a particular exercise – either safely or at all! I want to cut through the rubbish and give you some simple, easy to follow, tips that will help you enjoy your training, exercise safely and ultimately get the results you want. Its important to note that while all the advice I give you is good and backed up, I have been a professional rugby player for 13 years, so my body only allows me to do certain things! I only lift with the best technique that is possible for me. I am restricted by range of movement, and flexibility. Just follow the basics, use the tips and you will be fine.
Chins ups are a really great exercise for building up upper body size and arm strength and getting those biceps that you want.
The key to getting the most out of the Chin-Ups exercise is to make sure you go full extension up and full extension down. You see too many people doing half reps. You must make sure you get the full range of motion in every exercise you do.
You can do it in all sorts of different ways. Obviously in the video you can see I did it with an underhand grip. This is ideal if you want to work your biceps and lats. Obviously with different grips you are hitting different muscle groups.
Like most exercises if you’re trying to build muscle or strength, the speed at which you do the reps is key. You see a lot of people doing crossfit and swinging up and down, but if you’re trying to build some muscle or do some strength training you need to use the full range of motion.
A lot of people skip this exercise because it’s very difficult to do. But if you do it properly it’s very easy to get better at it. This was one of my worst exercises that I used to hate doing, but it’s now one of my favourites that I always put into my workouts. If you’re just starting out with this, you can put some heavy bands around your knees so the resistance is less severe, or you can get your partner to hold the back of your legs so you can start to build up. Especially if you are doing upper body conditioning work, this is a great exercise to throw in.