“Breaking Down The Workout” — By Francesca Meccariello
Try this horizontal chin up. It’s not quite as difficult as a regular chin up, but a great total body, strength exercise that works your back, biceps, rear deltoid muscles and core.
The Set Up:
- Situate yourself with in a supine (face up) position under a bar with an underhand grip, parallel to the ground.
- Hands just wider than shoulder width and chest in line with the bar.
- Both feet should be flat on the floor about hip width apart.
- Knees bent at 90 degrees.
- Contract your abs.
- Contract your glutes.
- Use your back muscles to lower and raise your body an inch or two from the bar.
Easy: Knees bent at 90 degrees
Advanced: Straighten your legs
Expert: Place calves on a stability ball
* If you are a beginner just remain stationary with elbows bent at 90 degrees for up to 30 seconds
I like to superset this exercise with some kind of push up.
Do 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps. Chin up and smile!Tweet this!