Band Assisted Chin-Up

Step 1

Loop a long resistance band around a chin-up bar. Hold onto the chin-up bar with an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body), hands slightly further than shoulder-width apart. Step your feet or knees into the resistance band, one leg at a time, and extend your arms so that you are hanging from the chin-up bar. This is your starting position.

Step 2

Inhale. Exhale. Using the muscles in your arms and back, bend your elbows and pull your body upwards to bring your chin up and over the chin-up bar. Avoid ‘shrugging’ your shoulders by drawing your shoulder blades down and back.

Step 3

Inhale. Extend your elbows and lower your body to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions. Note: This exercise can also be performed on an assisted chin-up machine, if available.

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