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An excellent exercise for developing and strengthening muscles in the back, shoulders and upper arms, and for improving upper body posture.▪ Grasp a horizontal bar with the palms of your hands towards your face. From a hanging position, pull yourself up until your chin is raised above the bar. Hold the position for a few seconds then gradually lower your body to the starting position.

▪ Grasp a horizontal bar with the palms of your hands towards your face. From a hanging position, pull yourself up until your chin is raised above the bar. Hold the position for a few seconds then gradually lower your body to the starting position.

If you wish to use chin-ups to test your muscular endurance, record the maximum number of chin-ups you can do. Rating: >9, good; 3–8, average; 0–2, poor.

To chin-up successfully, you need to use the muscles of the middle and lower back, as well as the biceps. Failure or poor performances often result from using only the biceps.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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