Chin-ups at Home

Home Chin UpsThis test is part of the home fitness program, fitness you can do at home with minimal equipment.

Equipment Required: suitable overhead support, such as ceiling rafters in a garage or the moulding of your door frame. There are pull up bars that fit within a door frame available.

Technique

  1. Stand on a chair or jump up to grasp the bar, with your hands positioned shoulder-width apart and with an underhand grip.
  2. Start in the hang position below the bar.
  3. Slowly raise your body until your chin reaches the bar level.
  4. Pause a moment before slowly lowering yourself back to the starting position.

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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