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Chin-up With Towel

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muscles:Latissimus DorsiMuscle, TrapeziusMuscle, Teres MusclesMuscle
synergists:BicepsMuscle, Hand FlexorsMuscle, Hand ExtensorsMuscle, Pectoralis MajorMuscle, Serratus AnteriorMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle
required:Pull-up Bar, Towel
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (5)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this variation requires, besides the muscles named above, especially the grip strength and a lot of stabilizing muscles which keep the upper body from swinging

Starting Position

  • throw two smaller towels above the chin-up bar in shoulder width
  • the palms of the hands point to each other
  • let your body hang down with almost stretched out arms and bent legs

Correct Execution

  • bend the arms and pull yourself up as high as you can
  • the difficulties: remain stable and do not slip down the towels
  • do not swing and concentrate on the correct execution
  • hold the final position for a bit
  • bring your body back into the starting position slowly
  • repeat the execution for an effective back workout

tips for the workout

  1. if you slip down the towels, you can fold them or make some knots
  2. if this is too easy for you, you can put on a filled backpack
  3. you can also do it with only one towel, watch you head in the bending then
    • this variation has the focus a bit more on the biceps