How To Do Close Grip Pullup / Chinup ???


Want to learn how to do a Close Grip Pullup / Chinup ? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS A CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP ?

A Close Grip Pullup / Chinup is an exercise that works out middle and lower back.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP WORKOUT ?

Primary muscle: Middle & Lower Back / Lats are the primarily benefited muscles by performing Close Grip Pullup / Chinup.
Secondary muscle: Biceps, Forearms, Upper Back / Traps are secondarily benefited by performing this exercise.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP EXERCISE REQUIRE?

Close Grip Pullup / Chinup require a bar attached between two hinges to hang on it and thereby perform the exercise.

 

HOW TO DO A CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP ?

Following the 5 steps mentioned below, you can perform the this exercise:
  1. With your arms close to each other, hold the bar with your palms facing you.
  2. Starting position: Extend your arms to their full extent.
  3. Crossing your ankles with each other, bend your knees (like swinging in the air).
  4. Pull yourself up until your chin touches the bar and your elbows bent to their full extent.
  5. Final position: Go back to the initial/starting position by lowering your back and bringing your arms and legs back to the initially extended position.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL WHILE WORKING OUT A CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP EXERCISE ?

The workout difficulty level for this exercise is Moderate to Easy.

 

WHO ALL CAN PERFORM A CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP ?

Men as well as women can perform this exercise.

 

WHICH OTHER RELATED EXERCISES  EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUPS AS CLOSE GRIP PULLUP / CHINUP EXERCISE DOES ?

There are 5 other exercises that can work over the same primary muscles:
    1. Dumbbell Deadlift
    2. Dumbbell Incline Row
    3. Pullup
    4. Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row
    5. Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing

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