The Chin-Ups ExerciseAll Exercises -> Back Exercises -> Chin-Ups
Primary Muscle(s) and Equipment
|Back, Latissimus Dorsi, Rhomboids, Biceps Brachii, Arms, Machine, Compound, Upper Body|
How to do the Chin-Ups
Hold the chin-up bar with palms facing forward with a wide grip. Hang from the bar (you may have to bend your knees to do so). Pull you body up until the your neck meets the bar. Reverse the movement to lower your body back down. To make the exercise more dificult, place a dumbbell between your legs or use a weighted belt.Spotter Information:
A spotter can stand behind the individual and spot at their waist, back, or ankles.
Averages for MyFit Users
The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs
and gives us an average for this exercise.
|Average Weight Lifted||Average Reps
||One Rep Max Average|
How do I figure out a good starting weight?
Based on an average weight lifted of 55.4 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:
28 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.
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