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Chin Up

How To: Performing a chin up can be very challenging for many people. If you find that you can only perform little to no chin ups, it means you need to strengthen your muscles. Try to use a supported chin up machine when you are at the gym or have someone hold your legs to help you.  My favorite way is using a ‘pulse movement’. This means you stand with your feet flat at the same time as gripping the chin up bar. Use your feet to hop up. You then slowly lower yourself down (without using the support under your feet).

Muscles Used: Latissimus Dorsi, Biceps, Trapezius, Rhomboids, Levator, Scapulae, Teres Major, Posterior Deltoid, Core.

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  • Christine says:

    Flavia I like your black pants with button on the back shown on this picture? Where are they from?

    • Carolyn says:

      Flavia’s capri pants may be from Body by Brazil. If not, they have the same type and in longer pants too.

  • nicolle says:

    Hello Flavia,

    I have 75 lbs I am wanting to lose, however I am a bit skeptic since I have scoliosis. I find myself in serious pain, especially in my lower back. Overall the muscles on my back are not strong enough according to the doctor. He is encouraging me to strengthen then. What can I do to strengthen them? Thank you for your time

    • Anna says:

      Hi Nicolle,
      See my reply to your ticket in the helpdesk. 🙂
      All the best,
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

  • Christine says:

    Thanks for your feedback!

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