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See also: chin up


A person performing a pull-up with a narrow supine grip. It is also chin-up since the chin reaches the bar. This is the form most commonly associated with "chin" up due to it being the easiest way of pulling this high.
Person doing a pull-up with a wide prone grip. It is also a chin-up since the chin reaches the bar. Bringing the chin up is more difficult with wider prone grips, so it is not as frequently associated with chinning.



chin-up (plural chin-ups)

  1. (weightlifting) (US) An exercise done for strengthening the arms and back, in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar. It can be defined more restrictively on criteria like the arms starting at lock-out, or the chin requiring contact with the bottom of the bar, or touching the neck to the bar.

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