A few quick things you can do to prepare to do a chin up are. The hollow position which increases your core strength. The stability ball roll-out which increases core strength and glute strength. Push-ups which increase back, core and arm strength. And finally, the straight-arm hang which will increase your shoulder and strength. This final move prepares you for the chin-up movement.
- Learning how to do pull-ups is a gradual process that starts with floor based exercises before you can start doing multiple pull-up repetitions on a bar.
- Tony Gentilcore provides 5 exercises that will enable you to do pull-ups: hollow position, stability ball roll out, push-ups, straight arm hang, and flex arm hang.
- All of these exercises involves focusing on form and strengthening your core through repetitions of these movements to make you chin-up ready.
“Improve your strength from the ground up (literally) with floor-based exercises, says Gentilcore.”