Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the chin up exercise. You can also check out some more lats exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Chin Up
To perform a set of chin ups:
Hang from a pull up bar with a supinated grip, shoulder width apart.
Your legs should be straight and your trunk in a neutral position.
Concentric (Upward) Motion
While maintaining a neutral shoulder position, drive your
elbows down towards the ground to raise your body up until your chin is above the bar. Be aware of not
changing the alignment of your body.
Pause at the top position for a 2 sec count while maintaining whole body
tension and driving your elbows down to the ground.
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Slowly lower your body, under control, until your arms
are fully extended with your shoulders in a neutral position. Remember to breathe normally throughout
the entire movement.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of chin up repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of chin ups.