Tag: Chin-Ups

0 to 10 on Chin-Ups and Dips

September 13, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Chin-ups and dips are two of the best strength training exercises you can do, but most people have a hard time doing them. They're a challenge for bo...

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Get Strong on Chin-Ups and Dips

July 21, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

Amanda and Heather show what hard work, consistency, and proper training can do. It was once a struggle for these ladies to do just one chin-up and d...

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Chin-Ups: Before and After Eccentric Training

December 08, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9W4NQTu9-s That’s 15-year-old Joseph struggling with chin-ups in the first part of the video. The second part...

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Go from Zero to Hero on Chin-Ups

September 29, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Chin-ups are difficult for most people to do, especially for females. The average number of chin-ups a female can do is zero. A lack of strength a...

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A 15-Year-Old Making Progress in the Gym

July 15, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

For several weeks now, 15-year-old Joseph has been working hard on hanging-band squats and assisted chin-ups. Friday night he was able to see what...

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Paused Close-Neutral-Grip Chin-Ups (5 Sets)

March 30, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/zfu3AS-Cyto Inserting a pause at the bottom of a chin-up is a great way to reduce cheating and increase the muscular demand. It...

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Thick-Bar Chin-Ups

February 11, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/1FMioa0C1z8 Thick-bar training can be useful for martial artists, just don't do it too often. It can lead to tendinitis. Six...

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Female Client Doing Pull-Ups

June 12, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

Pull-ups are difficult for most people to do, especially for females. The average number of pull-ups a female can do is zero. A lack of strength and...

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Female Client Doing Pull-Ups

June 09, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/uDTm5wMwsUo When Jessica first came to me, she couldn’t do a chin-up let alone a pull-up, but that's no longer the case! Lear...

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Are Chin-Ups A Natural Movement?

May 22, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

For years we've been told to avoid behind-the-neck pulldowns and pull-ups. They place a tremendous amount of stress on the shoulders when lifting a ...

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How To Achieve 20 Chin-Ups

October 25, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

The act of grabbing an overhead bar and pulling yourself up until your chin clears that bar is pretty difficult for most people. In fact, some would ...

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An Update on my Progress with Chin-Ups

April 16, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/d8VLmojPCGo You'll recall from a recent post that my benchmark for complete recovery from distal biceps surgery was the abil...

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A Leap of Faith or A Calculated One?

March 31, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Before you read on, watch this video: https://youtu.be/yWCYG8OYOhg Now, you may be asking yourself what the big deal is? A few chin-ups, so w...

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Neutral-Grip Chin-Ups

December 22, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/Keg8g9rM2T0 You know you're supposed to vary the grip with chin-ups to avoid stagnation, promote balanced strength and size dev...

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