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  • Rebecca says:

    What is an alternative to chinups?

  • Yvonne says:

    Great question, Rebecca. I need an alternative because I work out at home.

    Thank you!


  • Anna says:

    Great workout Flavia! I love doing chin ups, they are hard but so effective!

  • Tracy says:

    Hi ladies,

    Alternative would be assisted chin if available to you, usually at gym. If not possibly option could be another back exercise- single arm back row or Trx back row.

    Though Flavia may have another alternative.


  • Heather C says:

    Hi Flavia! I was curious about your views on carb cycling and a “zig zag” dieting. Maybe you could do a post on it? Thank you in advance 🙂

  • Trelle says:

    Awesome! Going to do this tomorrow! 🙂 Chin ups to failure? That is 3 for me, assisted! Ladies above, I found a pull up bar that fits in my door jam. I have some exercise bands I use to assist me. With the different resistance bands, I can adjust how much I am assisted.

  • Trelle says:

    By the way, this may be a silly question, but what is the “trx” when used with exercises? For example when the woman above mentioned “back row” or “trx back row”? Thanks.

  • Sherry says:

    Hi! Question. When I do weights I select a weight amount that I get muscle fatigue at 10-12 reps 1 st set then muscle fatigue at 8-10 on 2nd set. I usually do 2 sets 10-12 reps.
    Although my muscles are fatigued they don’t hurt and I’m not sore after at all. Just get fatigued.

    I feel like I need to change something but don’t know what. Increase weights? Increase sets? Increase reps???
    Any recommendations?

    • Anna says:

      Hi Sherry,
      When you are working in a lower rep range you won’t feel as much of a burn (lactic acid accumulation.) This doesn’t mean you aren’t working hard though. You could increase the sets or try to increase the weights each time to keep your body guessing.
      All the best!
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

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