Chin-Up

Calisthenics / Intermediate

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Chin-Up Bar

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 9 reps
    average reps
  • 111 reps
    best reps
  • 118
    times logged
  • #27
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Chin-Up Reps

  • 9 reps
    average reps
  • 111 reps
    best reps
  • 76
    times logged
  • #24
    popularity rank

Average Male Chin-Up Reps

  • 5 reps
    average reps
  • 8 reps
    best reps
  • 12
    times logged
  • #94
    popularity rank

Average Female Chin-Up Reps

How to do the Chin-Up:

Muscles Worked

Forearms secondary Middle back secondary Biceps secondary Lats primary Muscles diagram

Details

The chin-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, middle back and biceps ...more

The chin-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the lats and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, middle back and biceps.

The only chin-up equipment that you really need is the following: chin-up bar. There are however many different chin-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of chin-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper chin-up form is easy with the step by step chin-up instructions, chin-up tips, and the instructional chin-up technique video on this page. The chin-up is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the chin-up video, learn how to do the chin-up, and then be sure and browse through the chin-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your torso as straight as you can to maximize the workout to your biceps.
  2. Only your arms should move as you perform this exercise. Your forearms should be holding onto the bar only.

Variations

  1. Newbies can use a pull-up assist machine until they gain enough strength to perform the exercise unassisted.
  2. A spotter can help you perform the exercise by holding your legs.
  3. For a more challenging experience, put on a weight belt while doing chin-ups.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

1 Review

  • Glazer
    over 3 years ago
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    Has to be one of the best all-round body builders.

Equipment Needed

  • Chin-Up Bar

Tips

  1. Keep your torso as straight as you can to maximize the workout to your biceps.
  2. Only your arms should move as you perform this exercise. Your forearms should be holding onto the bar only.

Variations

  1. Newbies can use a pull-up assist machine until they gain enough strength to perform the exercise unassisted.
  2. A spotter can help you perform the exercise by holding your legs.
  3. For a more challenging experience, put on a weight belt while doing chin-ups.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound