Tuesday, June 15, 2010

IGNITE - mixed grip towel chins

Here's a fun variation on the traditional chin up. The mixed grip towel chin employs a vertical grip and the traditional palms facing away chin up grip. It hits the core in a different way than a regular chin and places more load on the horizontal grip side while massively working the grip on the vertical grip side.

The vertical grip on the towel side also recruits through the bicep alot more than you'd get in a traditional chin up. As always we go for variation to keep the body guessing and adapting and the mixed grip towel chin is a great way to do that!

As always try to work a full range of motion... from dead hang moving smoothly and controlled as you come up as high as you can. Focus on nice controlled lowering out of the top position... come down gently to a full dead hang... your shoulders are in a delicate position at the bottom of the movement so control the movement and don't slam down into the bottom portion of the movement.

Give 'em a go and let me know how you do!

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