Many people tend to use the cable pull-down machine or smith machine at the gym to do their pull-downs and chin-up type exercises. These are great for people that haven’t developed enough strength to do them freely on their own.
Some gyms also have a chin-up/pull-up station that has a counter balancing weight that is under your knees to assist you if you can’t lift your full weight. This is the best option if you can’t lift your own weight.
5 Pull-up / Chin-up Variations
- old school chin-up
- neutral grip chin-up
- wide grip pull-up
- narrow grip pull-up
- alternating grip
The alternating grip is great for improving your deadlifts or if you play hockey.
Check out the video for a demonstration of these.
In this video is Jimmy Smith from The Physique Formula.
What kind of pull-ups are your favourite. Leave your comments.