Ditch The Dumbbells And Get A Chin Up Bar
October 6, 2010 by Stacy42
The chin up bar has become the most intimidating piece of workout equipment out there. The reason is because it is the one thing that will tell you exactly how strong you are. Forget doing a ton of curls or bench presses. If getting your head over the bar is impossible to do then you are not pound for pound strong. Focusing on getting better at chin ups is a must for anybody looking to get into shape.
Have you ever noticed what kind of people use a pull up bar? You will probably notice that they have a lean muscular figure. There is no room to build up a lot of bulk because you need the lean muscle to power through more reps. With not being able to add weight you have to do more reps. This is how you build lean muscle and endurance.
If you are looking for a back, bicep, shoulder, and core workout then this is what you need. Depending on what type of pull up you are doing, the bicep is going to take the brunt of the exercise. Reverse grip chin ups focus on back, shoulders, and abs. Wide front grip pull ups use shoulders, back, and your core. Close grip use shoulders, back, and core. Most people do not realize it but your core get a workout as it needs to keep the rest of the body in one place.
It is not uncommon to see people put on ten pounds of lean muscle within a month just from working on chin ups. Your body is the best resistance you can get. The chance of injury is very lower when doing them because gravity is doing all of the work and there are no free
Many people who get use to doing them take a break from doing curls as they are getting better results from pull ups. It is more fun telling people that you can do 20 chin ups at one time then saying you curl 45 pounds. If you want to sculpt your upper body and arms then you need to go and get a P90X pull up bar as soon as possible and start trying to do them. Many people who do the P90X workout live by this exercise when they are done.