The Ultimate Upper Body Exercise

This article is about why you should add chin-ups to your workout routine.

If I had to choose one movement to build a great upper body, it would be the chin-up. The reason I like the chin-up is that it hits other muscle groups as well. The upper-back, lats, traps, and core are all engaged during the chin-up movement. The famous bicep curl only works one muscle group. This allows you to build a well-rounded upper-body. It’s also a good way to develop your relative strength. If you want to place a greater emphasis on the upper back muscle, you can do pull-ups instead. Pull-ups is when you have your palm facing away from you. Sometimes I like alternating between chin-ups and pull-ups so I can fully target the different muscle groups.

One version of the chin-up that has given me great results is the eccentric focused chin-ups with a four second pause at the bottom. The idea of this is to lower yourself down slowly when doing the chin-up. Once you’re at the bottom, pause for four seconds. The reason it’s good to lower yourself slowly is because the eccentric/lowering portion of a movement is where the most muscle tear happens. Muscle tear is the key to muscle growth. I like to add more resistance by adding a weight belt with a weight plate attached. You can also do weighted chin-ups without the eccentric focus but your muscle fibers won’t be stimulated as much.

Before using these advance methods of chin-ups, it’s important that you’re comfortable doing regular chin-ups. If you get good at the eccentric focused chin-ups with weights, your upper-body will thank you tremendously. I’ve experienced great results from this and I’m sure it’ll work for you too!

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Fitness is My Medicine

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The great philosopher,Socrates once said ” No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of”.

This quote applies to women as well. If you’re looking at this page that means you’re passionate about health and fitness. You’re someone who’s passionate about seeing the amazing things your body is capable of. I made this blog because I believe humans are made to move. I feel so alive when I’m movingĀ  moving my body and working a sweat.

I’m passionate about health and fitness. Working out is one my favorite ways of self-expression. Throughout my fitness journey, I’ve tried different methods of training throughout my fitness journey. My favorite training methods are strength and sports specific training. I believe training like an athlete is the easiest way to have a functional and attractive body.

In addition to strength and athletic training, I’ve also tried bodyweight training, yoga, and bodybuilding. Fitness has been a big part of my life and has given me the strength to handle different challenges. It has also helped me increase confidence in my abilities. I hope my experiences and the things I’ve learned along my fitness journey can help you see the amazing things your body is capable of.