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This lightweight telescopic unit might seem basic, but what more do you need while traveling? Perfect for stashing in a duffel or carry-on bag, this bar is ideal for hotels and squeezing in quick workouts on the go. Even without mounting it to a doorframe with the included screws (hotel staff doesn’t love that), this bar will stay in place long enough to get you through your workout — barring American Ninja Warrior-grade antics; it’s not a salmon ladder — and out the door with pumped-up lats and biceps. Want to hit your chest and triceps? Simply install the bar lower down on the frame to use it for pushups and dips.
Door Chinning bar ensure a total body workout but work best to tone your biceps and back (latissimus dorsi muscles).
The pullup exercise is one of the most overlooked exercises for building upper body, back, and core strength. It requires a chin-up bar, which can be freestanding or you can purchase a simple doorway bar. The traditional pullup uses an overhand grip on the bar, while the chin-up is a variation that generally uses an underhand grip. If you are new to pullups, there are many modified versions that can be used to build the strength needed to perform them. Pullups can be part of an upper body strength workout or a circuit training workout.
The pullup primarily targets the latissimus dorsi (lats) which is the large back muscle behind your arms, but it also works most of your chest, upper back, and shoulder muscles. Your abs are involved in stabilizing you as well. Strengthening your upper body will help you everyday tasks and in achieving good posture.
The pullup bar should be at a height that requires you to jump up to grab it; your feet should hang free. Stand below the bar with your feet shoulder width apart. Jump up and grip the bar with an overhand grip about shoulder width apart. Fully extend your arms so you are in a dead hang. Bend your knees and cross your ankles for a balanced position. Take a breath at the bottom.
Avoid these errors so you can get the most out of your pullups and prevent injuries.
The entire movement should be slow and controlled. Once your form deteriorates, it's time to stop and take a rest or you may risk injury.
If your grip is too wide you won't be able to have the full range of motion.
You will get the most out of doing a full extension of the arms at the bottom and bringing your chin to bar level at the top. If you have built enough strength for this full range of motion, don't cheat yourself and just do partial raises.
Your wrists should not be flexed. they should remain in neutral position throughout the pullup. Your thumb should be on the same side of the bar as your fingers, not wrapped around it.
Your elbows are kept close to your body throughout the pullup. Do not let them be flared out.
Kipping is using lower body momentum perform the pullup. It is used in some forms of workouts but it is not considered to be proper for a strict pullup. It should not be used unless you have perfected your pullup form and you have been coached how to use kipping in a controlled manner. Pregnant women should avoid kipping because of the effects of the relaxin hormone on their joints, increasing the risk of injury.
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