💥5 Ways To Improve Your Chin Ups 💥
Chin Ups should be a staple in any program, whether they're assisted, weighted or raw bodyweight.
It's functional, it hits one of the most important parts of your body (back), and it's a great way to show REAL relative strength.
Work on these 5 things and your chin ups will be solid ✊🏻
1️⃣ Thoracic Mobility
When you're at the top of a chin up, being able to slightly hyper-extend in your thoracic spine can allow you to pull your shoulders down/back and fire your lats easier.
Grip is one of the biggest reasons most people can't bang out chin ups, so working on your grip strength will simply allow you to hang from the bar twice as easy.
3️⃣ Lat Activation
Like the glutes, a lot of people I work with struggle to truly feel their lats engaged during rows, pulls, deads, etc.. That being said, working on your lat activation can be a game changer towards better chin ups.
4️⃣ Shoulder Health
If you have horrible shoulder mobility and joint health, you just won't be successful doing things overhead. Whether thats pressing or pulling, so working on this is a key.
5️⃣ Lose Body Fat
When you're lighter, chin ups are just easier. Period. So dropping bodyfat in order to focus on building muscle/strength will help a ton.