Close-Grip Chin-Up

Calisthenics / Intermediate

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  • Chin-Up Bar

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How to do the Close-Grip Chin-Up:

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

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

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

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

Tips

  1. Try not to swing your body up with your legs.
  2. Control your body speed coming back down.
  3. Go all the way up and all the way down.

Variations

  1. Chin-UP
  2. Pull-Up
  3. Close Grip Pull-Up

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Equipment Needed

  • Chin-Up Bar

Tips

  1. Try not to swing your body up with your legs.
  2. Control your body speed coming back down.
  3. Go all the way up and all the way down.

Variations

  1. Chin-UP
  2. Pull-Up
  3. Close Grip Pull-Up

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound