Getbetterat blastingout chin-ups
With advice from former Royal Marine PTI Sean Lerwill
“The best way to build chin-up power is by doing underhand lat pull-downs, incorporating low-rep, heavy-weight sets as well as high-rep, moderate-weight sets, to work as many muscle fibres as possible,” says Lerwill.
“Do some sets of eccentric chin-up reps, which is where you ‘jump’ to the top position of the move so your chin is above the bar and then lower yourself back to the start very slowly and under control. It’s a great way to build a stronger back and biceps.”
“Bracing before each set engages all your stabilising muscles, making it much easier to manage your weight up and back down. Tense your core and glutes, keep your chest up and retract your shoulder blades. Only then initiate the lift by driving your elbows down.”