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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Latissimus Dorsi
Secondary Muscles: Biceps
Body Area: Back
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Chin-up Chin-up Chin-up

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Grab the pull-up bar with the palms facing your torso and a grip closer than the shoulder width
  • Keeping the elbows close to your body pull your torso up until your head is around the level of the pull-up bar.
  • After a second of squeezing the biceps in the contracted position, slowly lower your torso back to the starting position; when your arms are fully extended.


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